Friday, September 18, 2020

Tag: Nazi

Screen Grabs: A ‘sex raft’ run amuck

SCREEN GRABS The big news in Bay Area moviegoing this week is the annual arrival of the Frameline LGBTQ film fest, which we previewed here. But that aside, there’s so...

Screen Grabs: A wonderful ‘Diane,’ Czech newbies, public library drama….

SCREEN GRABS The inevitable comic book adaptation aside, this is a week full of rather serious movies. So perhaps we should start off with the least-serious movie possible: Holy Flame...

Screen Grabs: Jeff Adachi, Romanian scandal, magnificent cake…

SCREEN GRABS In a week that brings the literally elephantine spectacle of a (mostly) live-action Dumbo remake by Tim Burton, you might well run in the other direction, towards idiosyncratic...

Review: Tuskegee Airmen take flight again in ‘Black Eagles’

ONSTAGE Black Eagles (through March 31 at Marines' Memorial Theatre), now being staged by the African-American Shakespeare Company and directed by L. Peter Callender, illuminates a pivotal moment in US...

Screen Grabs: Berlin & Beyond, Woman at War, The Mystery of Picasso ….

SCREEN GRABS The recent passing of great screen actor Bruno Ganz reminded that he’d appeared in person before a screening of Downfall in 2005, his onstage modesty a contrast...

Screen Grabs: Never mind the Oscars, we’ve got screwballs and Pod People

SCREEN GRABS As if nothing mattered but the Oscars on Sunday (harrumph!), there are no major Hollywood releases this weekend, and few notable arthouse ones. However, there are a number...

Screen Grabs: British Film Fest, Holiday, Tongues Untied….

SCREEN GRABS As we mourn the abrupt loss of the AMC Van Ness 14—it closed on short notice last week—and hope the same fate doesn’t await the Opera Plaza...

Screen Grabs: Fighting for survival in ‘Arctic’ and courting death in Norwegian black metal

Yors truly is just back from the Sundance Film Festival, and the only thing you really need to know about that is that quite possibly the best film of...

Screen Grabs: Free Solo, Arab Film Fest, Studio 54…

SCREEN GRABS Two of the major releases are major disappointments from hitherto reliable directors. Scenarist Drew Goddard’s first directorial feature since ingenious horror deconstruction The Cabin in the Woods...

Screen Grabs: Crazy Rich Asians, young skaters, Personal Problems

SCREEN GRABS Though calls rightly continue for more diversity of representation, there has in fact been a noticeable boost in the prominence of African-Americans onscreen. Stars like Dwayne Johnson and...