Anita Katz

SFMOMA Rauschenberg retrospective reveals wry radical

One of the most significant artists of the 20th century’s second half,…

‘Breadwinner’ a dazzling account of a family’s fight for survival

The story could be tighter, but the heroine is as intrepid as…

‘Divine Order,’ a Swiss suffragette tale, is entertaining but short on substance

Women in Switzerland finally got the right to vote under federal law…

Frances McDormand masterfully exploits ‘Billboards’ dark comedy

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a comedy-infused drama about grief, anger,…

Chinese Culture Center’s ‘Requiem’ solemnly reflects on Chinese diaspora

Regarded as “permanent aliens” under the 1882-approved Chinese Exclusion Act, Chinese immigrants…

‘Lady Bird’ an offbeat charmer set in Sacramento

“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut, is a teen comedy, a…

Woody Harrelson’s fine performance boosts simplistic ‘LBJ’

Famous for disastrously thickening U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, Lyndon B.…

‘Jane’ lovingly details Goodall’s life with chimps

A terrific documentary subject, primatologist Jane Goodall tells her story with openness…

Meeting of 20th century masters: Klimt paintings, Rodin sculptures

An exhibition of major works by early-modern-age Austrian painter Gustav Klimt --…

‘Christopher Robin’ a tepid Winnie-the-Pooh origin tale

“Goodbye Christopher Robin” dramatizes how war-damaged author A.A. Milne, inspired by his…

‘Ex Libris’ a mesmerizing tour of NY libraries

Since the 1960s, Frederick Wiseman has been taking his camera into the…

Archaeological wonders in ‘Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire’

Art and artifacts excavated from Teotihuacan -- Mexico’s most significant archaeological site…

‘Loving Vincent’ paints an exquisite picture of Dutch painter’s final months

Whether of a village postman or a starry sky, the paintings of…

‘Walker Evans’ at SFMOMA focuses on photographer’s love of the vernacular

Known for iconic images of the Great Depression and for finding poetry…

‘Unrest’ gives voice to chronic fatigue sufferers

Few people, at 28, expect to become sick with a fever that…

Colorful characters in striking ‘Typewriter’ doc

Dinosauric, perhaps, but far from extinct, the typewriter has some passionate advocates,…

‘Brad’s Status’ a touching midlife crisis comedy

“Brad’s Status” is both a Mike White film and a Ben Stiller…

‘Force’ an impressive inside look at Oakland police

“The Force” chronicles the efforts of the Oakland Police Department to reform…

‘Teacher’ an amusing Czech satire about life under communism

“The Teacher,” directed by Czech Oscar nominee Jan Hrebejk, is a sharply…

Moody ‘Beach Rats’ showcases breakout talents

Struggling to acknowledge his sexuality but fearing what his swaggering buddies will…