Anita Katz

‘Little Woods’ a compelling drama about sisters in trouble

Nia DaCosta’s feature debut a vivid look at rural middle America

Feminists’ fury rises in ‘F213’

Group show offers works by angry artists calling for change

Mike Leigh tells story of British massacre in ‘Peterloo’

Human drama celebrates the organizing spirit of democracy

Movies and more at SFFILM Festival 2019

62nd Bay Area event a far-reaching celebration of cinema

Photo play

Fun SFMOMA show explores changing methods of image delivery

Mary Kay place dazzles in ‘Diane’

“Diane” is a movie about an individual life and, also, life itself.…

‘Hotel Mumbai’ captures drama of terrorism, with cliches

“Hotel Mumbai” dramatizes the horror and heroism in India’s largest city during…

‘Transit’ compellingly looks at refugees in peril

German filmmaker Christian Petzold pointedly transports the Holocaust to current times and…

Julianne Moore dances in ‘Gloria Bell’

Julianne Moore’s joyfully fresh take on filmmaker Sebastian Lelio’s dance-loving heroine allows…

‘Styx’ a thrilling sea-set morality tale

Titled for the mythological river separating the worlds of the living and…

Films and more at Cinequest creativity fest

Opening March 5, Cinequest is showcasing scores of independent and international titles.…

‘Birds of Passage’ a portrait of a little-known culture, with drugs

“Birds of Passage,” from Colombia, tells a story about the drug trade…

Quirky ‘To Dust’ tells story of a cantor and science teacher

A grieving Hasidic cantor and an undistinguished science professor explore the world…

Monet as modernist: Impressionist master changes style in final years

Having helped change how artists depicted the world in the late 1800s,…

Domestic drama outshines thrills in ‘Everybody Knows’

Asghar Farhadi, known for his textured Iranian dramas including the Oscar-winning “A…

‘Arctic’ a literally and figuratively chilling survival tale

Set amid nature at its nastiest and featuring a magnetic Mads Mikkelsen,…

‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ brings World War I soldiers to life

Fantasy maestro Peter Jackson goes the nonfiction route in “They Shall Not…

‘Acceptable Loss’ an unacceptable political drama

Jamie Lee Curtis supplies the ruthless, war-mongering goods in the supporting role…

Winter 2019 Arts Preview: Museums and Galleries

Monet, Calder and kimono fashion are on the winter exhibition slate. OPENING…

Oddities outweigh humanity in ‘Adult Life Skills’

Thanks to the smarter aspects of its storytelling and its likable lead…