Jeffrey M. Anderson

Theron depicts real-life motherhood in ‘Tully’

“Every time Jason calls I know it’s going to be a challenge,”…

Marvel’s big ‘Infinity War’ balances humor, weight

It must have taken a superhuman effort to pull together this massive…

Five Antonioni flicks at the Castro

“Alienation” is arguably the most common word used to describe Michelangelo Antonioni’s…

Poetic ‘Rider’ tells a moving, real-life horse story

Chloé Zhao’s “The Rider” is a remarkable, deeply moving melding of fact…

Andrew Haigh takes on horses, emotions in lyrical ‘Lean on Pete’

While director Andrew Haigh’s films are usually about humans looking to connect,…

Krasinski’s deadly silence effective in ‘A Quiet Place’

As with Jordan Peele’s 2017 “Get Out,” “A Quiet Place” is a…

Spielberg entertains masses in ‘Ready Player One’

Aside from being one of the best filmmakers working today, Steven Spielberg…

Wes Anderson’s animated ‘Isle of Dogs’ is wondrous

“Isle of Dogs” is the ninth film by Wes Anderson, and his…

‘Tomb Raider’ wastes another opportunity for a great female action hero

The “Indiana Jones” series has inspired dozens of other movies, but few…

Complicated yet likable ‘Gringo’ runs out of steam

The knotty action-comedy “Gringo” is the latest from Blue-Tongue Films, a collective…

Behind the scenes with ‘Thoroughbreds’ Cory Finley, Anya Taylor-Joy

“Thoroughbreds” is a unique, prickly, genre-bending experience, deftly weaving from horror movie…

‘Red Sparrow’ more mopey than sexy

The chance to do an entire movie in a Russian accent must…

Claws for celebration: ‘Black Panther’ is more than just a superhero movie.

Opening Friday in Bay Area theaters, “Black Panther” — directed by Oakland’s…

‘Peter Rabbit’ movie misses magic of Beatrix Potter books

For fans of Beatrix Potter, the new “Peter Rabbit” movie is more…

‘Winchester’ could have been a great ‘true’ ghost story

Believers in ghosts in the Bay Area probably looked forward to the…

‘Vazante’ is a vivid poem about the enslaved

In this current sociopolitical landscape, where discussions of women in film are…

Don’t go in ‘Den of Thieves’

“Den of Thieves” is an apt title. In the heist movie, a…

‘Phantom Thread’ a grand, perverse human tale

Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” is one of his best movies, eschewing…