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Screen Grabs: Sentiment averse

Normally I wouldn’t bother explaining why a certain movie is not being covered in this column, but this weekend there’s a particular glut of ‘em, all of whose absence from greater...

Screen Grabs: Cinema’s future in doubt, but these world classics endure

Movie theaters (drive-ins aside—who’d have imagined they’d get a comeback?) remain closed for the time being, their re-openings TBD in the Bay Area and many other parts of the...

Screen Grabs: For Pride, where to find SF’s queer film fests online

Normally at this time of year many Bay Areans (and a few visitors arriving just for this reason) would be about to suspend nearly all other activity in order...

Screen Grabs: Black history and protest films to stream now

As public outrage towards police violence against the Black community (like the gun control movement) has too often seemed to wane in the Trump era, drowned out by his...

Screen Grabs: Big hearts and summer lovin’

Summer romance is the foundation on which many a movie used to be built, before summer moviegoing became primarily about comic-book heroes and other forms of juvenile spectacle. (Admittedly,...

Screen Grabs: A 14-hour movie with a 40-minute ‘middle finger’

If you’re looking for some suitable Halloween screen entertainment, you’re in the right place—well, almost. Our separate guide to this season’s scary movies, including the Roxie’s Gialloween retrospective, exploitation...

Review: Herd mentality writ large (and snorting) in ‘Rhinoceros’

ONSTAGE If you think it unlikely that an absurdist comedy about raging rhinoceroses in a small French town could resonate deeply with the concerns of today’s audiences, you would...

Dancing to a different Russian in ‘Shostakovich Trilogy’

ONSTAGE Dmitri Shostakovich’s music isn’t typical for a ballet. That’s because of shifts in the tone and tempo, says Sasha De Sola, a principle dancer in the San Francisco Ballet...

From Gorbachev to ‘Red Joan’: SFFILM Fest gets geopolitical

MOVIES The 62nd SFFILM Festival kicks off next week, and as usual there's a plethora of movies to choose from (see our preview here). In particular, there are several...

Screen Grabs: The terror that is ‘Us’

SCREEN GRABS For many, the movie of 2017 was Get Out, the first directorial feature for Jordan Peele of the comedy duo Key & Peele. Surely the timing had...