Saturday, April 17, 2021

Tag: Nazis

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...

Review: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ is a musical triumph, hashtags and all

ONSTAGE I admit I raced to see Dear Evan Hansen (through December 30 at the Curran) out of spite. Not to mock the smash-hit Grammy/Tony-winning musical's swooning fans, who sing...

Screen Grabs: Holiday zombies, wild Youtubers, Japanese classics…

SCREEN GRABS There was so much happening last week, we didn’t have room to mention two major series now already in-progress at Berkeley’s Pacific Film Archive. One is the...

Screen Grabs: Mill Valley, SF Dance, Drunken Film Fests ….

SCREEN GRABS It’s a starry as well as busy week in Bay Area filmgoing, with major openings including the new Bradley Cooper/Lady Gaga A Star is Born remake—which yrs truly...

Unraveling Rene Magritte’s late riddles

ART LOOKS The work of 20th century surrealist Belgian painter Rene Magritte’s,with its iconic green apples and men in bowler hats, invites the viewers question reality. Perhaps his most famous work,...

Screen Grabs: Support the Girls, Madeline’s Madeline, The Wife

SCREEN GRABS The MeToo movement has heightened what was already an increasingly loud conversation about women’s representation in the film industry, particularly in the top creative role of director....

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...

Foreign Correspondent: The Russians aren’t the only election hackers

Welcome to the latest Washington crisis. The American people are supposed to be petrified at the threat posed by Russian spies who hack our emails, buy ads on Facebook...

Screen Grabs: A French feast of film noir

SCREEN GRABS Entertainment-industry legends seem to be dropping like flies these days, underlining the fact that luminaries of the 1960s and '70s are well into their dotage, while survivors...

Dolores Huerta, filling the screen

In 1962, political organizer Dolores Huerta was a twice-divorced mother of seven. She had also just told Cesar Chávez that she would join him in an endeavor that at...