Anita Katz

‘Angels Wear White’ a dark drama about sex and power

In “Angels Wear White,” writer-director Vivian Qu addresses sex crimes committed by…

The many phases of René Magritte

Perennially popular for his surrealist works featuring apples, bowler hats and bizarre…

‘On Chesil Beach’ should be heartbreaking, but isn’t

A disastrous wedding night anchors “On Chesil Beach,” a flashback-filled British drama…

‘Guardians’ beautifully captures WWI French rural life

“The Guardians” follows a French farming family during World War I, focusing…

‘Lu Over the Wall’ a charming mermaid tale

Cute, very cute, and splendidly psychedelic, “Lu Over the Wall” is a…

‘RBG’ looks at the fun Supreme Court justice

Still peaking at 85, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has finally become the subject…

Mid-century masters Park, Avery paint humanity

David Park and Milton Avery -- who bucked the trend and painted…

Spooky fun in ‘Ghost Stories’

Those seeking big-time scares or dazzling effects won’t find them in “Ghost…

‘1945’ hauntingly depicts post-WWII guilt

The locals are panicked and paranoid: Two Jews with somber faces and…

Michelle Pfeiffer evocative in ‘Where Is Kyra?’

“Where Is Kyra?” follows a middle-aged jobless woman who, unable to find…

‘Journey’s End’ a solid, evocative WWI drama

Members of a World War I British army unit struggle to cope…

61st SFIFF: Docs, imports, indies, under-the-radar picks

The San Francisco International Film Festival, running April 4-30 at multiple locations…

Roll ’em! SF International Film Festival gets underway

A two-week place-to-be for local movie lovers, the 2018 San Francisco International…

Rush brings Giacometti alive in ‘Final Portrait’

In 1964, artist Alberto Giacometti painted writer James Lord’s portrait, and an…

‘Keep the Change’ an engaging, realistic rom-com

An image-conscious budding filmmaker and an uninhibited aspiring songstress struggle to form…

‘Death of Stalin’ a funny, pointed political satire

A satire about power, autocracy and fake news, 1950s Soviet style, “The…

‘Leisure Seeker’ wastes top acting talent

Directed by Paolo Virzi and starring Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland and two…

‘Artist’s Evolution’ showcases Fernando Reyes’ breadth

Local artist Fernando Reyes -- a banker turned painter and printmaker --…

‘Tehran Taboo’ takes realistic view of modern life

Rotoscope animation and social realism prove a vital match in “Tehran Taboo,”…

Actors stellar, satire uneven in dark British comedy ‘The Party’

In “The Party,” British filmmaker Sally Potter examines the state of politics…