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Tag: Pulse

Screen Grabs: A globe-trotting filmmaker finally gets her due

Ulrike Ottinger in the spotlight at PFA. Plus: SF Cinematheque returns, The Sound of Metal, a Romanian tragedy, more movies

Local Listen: The rise of Xyla—and even more new Bay sounds to defy October’s gloom

Sunset-based Xyla explores footwork, R&B, club, and orchestral music, while Eki Shola and Yehu Salah tap the head-nod chakra in their new track "Jubilee."

‘Because Horror’! Read an exclusive excerpt from new fright flick anthology

Here, slide into 1979's surreal, bloody 'Tourist Trap' in all its Panavision powers and doomed nostalgia

Screen Grabs: When punk made racism uncool again

White Riot documents Rock Against Racism. Plus: I Wake Up Streaming, Trial of the Chicago 7, The Wall of Mexico, more

Review: Pandemica! Metallica jams (safely) at the drive-in

For decades, some of the greatest pleasures that have made me feel like me have involved attending and writing about concerts and music festivals. So something in my dead soul...

Screen Grabs: Docfest brings pop-punk, word nerds, Pac-Man, Sleeze Lake, more

With no end in sight yet for a public health crisis that (thanks to the inimitable bungling of Dear Leader) only other countries are successfully moving past, many arts...

Screen Grabs: Get a funky zap from ‘Mr. Soul!’

One had hoped that the passage of over half a century from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s would provide a view of how far we’ve come as...

On experimental duo Matmos’ latest, 99 is the magic number (and collaboration is key)

M.C. Schmidt of Matmos waves a limp assemblage of taped-together scraps of paper in front of his computer camera. “This is the third hour, this is the second hour,”...

Screen Grabs: Don’t look away from ‘Decade of Fire’ and ‘The Painted Bird’

This weekend’s new streaming releases are dominated by two major literary adaptations, both of which would have looked great on the big screen ... but oh well. Though otherwise...

Screen Grabs: Two movies so bad they’re (almost) good

This last Sunday marked our POTUS’ birthday—he’s now 74, never mind that he frequently plays the “too old” card on people just a couple years older and less dithering...