Director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns called in an expert when making “Side Effects,” their new twisty, puzzle-box thriller about a depressed young woman and her relationship with two psychiatrists. Read More
Hampered by its cliched story but buoyed by Steven Soderbergh’s breezy direction, the male-stripper dramedy “Magic Mike” squeaks by as a bawdy pleaser. With its blast of beefcake and a sprinkle of economic themes, the film should satisfy those who like their summer movies serio-tinged and want their supermen to originate outside of comic books. Read More
Maybe this is how the world ends — not with a bang, but a wheeze. Paranoia seems almost sensible under certain circumstances — a late-night stroll through a dark alley, perhaps — but what about riding the bus to work, where killers could be sitting beside us, polluting our space with their germs? If the idea isn’t enough to terrify, it should at least give you pause, which is what Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion” does with unsettling precision. Read More
The best acting usually draws on personal experience, and Matt Damon felt right at home playing Mitch, a shell-shocked everyman struggling to shield his daughter from the fallout of a deadly virus, in Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion,” due Friday. Read More
San Francisco is in store for a big dose of Hollywood moviemaking magic, and locals have a chance to be part of the action.
Well-known director Steven Soderbergh of “Ocean’s 11” fame is shooting in The City for one week next month for his latest production, “Contagion.” Read More