Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Tag: Vogue

Screen Grabs: The lyin’ preacher, the witch-tree, and The Whistlers

Escapism may be one of the few commodities experiencing a boom during lockdown, but not all escapes are lighthearted—the new releases highlighted below offer primarily the escape of focusing...

Screen Grabs: More marathon movies to help sustain you

Part 2 in our survey of really, really long films for your sequestrian pleasure casts its big net over films from around the globe, dating back as far as...

Screen Grabs: Horse Feathers!—and even more great comedy streaming

Before winding up, for the time being at least, our survey of cinematic comedies that will lighten up your house arrest sojourn (part one here and part two here),...

Need a quick lift? Meet our favorite locals on TikTok

With many of us homebound and in the mood to master new media formats ("one-minute videos—how tough can that be?"), there’s now time to become TikTok famous and share...

Screen Grabs: Fancy a little light streaming?

Continuing our tour through some recommended celluloid comedies—because while there’s a place for masochism, you probably don’t really need to be entertained by throat-clutching suspense or existential despair at...

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

Our political relations with the Britain may be strained at present—last month its Defense Secretary said they were looking for new strategic alliances as “the United States withdraws from...

Screen Grabs: Now that’s Italian!

Most weeks of the year in the Bay Area there’s some film festival or other—sometimes several at once. Amidst such plenty, it’s easy to forget that some local festivals...

Screen Grabs: Two major docs on devastating scandals

Equal parts entertaining and discomfiting, the two major documentaries opening at local theaters this week are both likely to make you mad. Not at their craftsmanship or viewpoint, but...

Screen Grabs: French noir to vintage punk, a week of retro gems

Considering all the odds against it—real estate/rent issues, changing audiences, ever-more home viewing options—it’s pretty amazing that San Francisco still has any arthouse scene at all, let alone a...

Screen Grabs: A feast of docs and dancing

It’s a big week for non-fiction cinema, the main event being SFFilm’s fifth annual Doc Stories, which brings together several of the year’s most acclaimed documentary features and shorts....