Stories about Television

In Hong Kong, protests and precautions at Chinese New Year

The pandemic was raging in mainland China, but in Hong Kong, protesters still filled the streets.

These film revivals prove SF is still a place for movie lovers

Kirk Douglas, Fellini, and American Zoetrope retrospectives, Jesus Christ Superstar, punk videos, and more this week

Screen Grabs: A tragic star hounded by the FBI

Kristin Stewart plays Jean Seberg. Plus: Bong Joon-Ho retrospective, Noise Pop films, Unnamed Footage Festival, more

Review: A dash of variety and joy in SF Ballet’s ‘Classical (Re)Vision’

This 'tasting flight of contemporary ballet' highlights the company's resilient, welcoming spirit.

Springsteen meets surveillance state in ‘Born in East Berlin’

At SF Playhouse, playwright Rogelio Martinez explores the time the Boss played behind the Iron Curtain.

Never mind the Brexit, here’s Mostly British film fest

A gig-economy takedown, inappropriate romance, off-kilter comedy, wild flights of greed—there's plenty of tea in this year's cuppa.

Review: ‘Mimi’s Suitcase’ packs a lot in, but destination is cloudy

Playing 27 characters in several languages and countries, Ana Bayat creates an autobiographical tale full of momentum.

Comedian Moshe Kasher’s ‘Crowd Surfing’ album mortifies, delights

Oakland's self-proclaimed 'Phil Donahue of the Internet Age' works the room like a hilarious punk-rock savant.

Ficks’ Picks: The best flicks of 2019

From Inuk to Tasmania, blockbuster to experimental, this year's list ranges widely and highlights breathtaking films.

Bingeing on dystopia: The politico-cultural decade in review

Foresight is 2020. So what do we make of the fraught and contradictory 2010s, our last chance?