Category: Movies and TV

Diverse views in 38th SF Jewish film fest

The 38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival opens and closes with profiles of show biz giants Gilda Radner and Sammy…

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Films opening Friday, July 13, 2018

Ava: Writer-director Sadaf Foroughi’s debut film, based on her own adolescent experiences, is about an Iranian girl from a well-to-do…

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Radical feminist message lost in ‘Misandrists’

A comic romp about a revolutionary feminist group bent on bringing the patriarchy down, Bruce LaBruce’s “The Misandrists” (opening Friday…

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Despite a few thrills, ‘Skyscraper’ isn’t up to code

How might the pitch meeting for “Skyscraper” have gone? “It’s like ‘Die Hard,’ but the building is much bigger, and…

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Films opening week of July 6, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Paul Rudd stars as the superhero with the ability to shrink who strives for a work-life…

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‘Sorry to Bother You’ sets funny, scary scenario

If movies existed in a vacuum, then “Sorry to Bother You” -- written and directed by Oakland’s Boots Riley --…

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‘King’ takes a fresh look at Elvis and America

The life and death of Elvis Presley is hardly a novel movie subject, nor is the demise of the American…

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Films opening Friday, June 29, 2018

Boundaries: The comedy-drama starring Vera Farmiga and Christopher Plummer is about a mother and her young son who are forced…

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