Movies and TV

‘Joker’ a dark, gritty, powerful drama about rage

Joaquin Phoenix plays title character with intensity

‘The Year I Did Nothing’ tells funny, familial, political tale

Film looks at Philippines revolution from personal perspective

Films opening Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

Teng Congcong’s lauded ‘Send Me to the Clouds’ at 4-Star

‘Death of Dick Long’ offers more than just laughs

Edgy rural comedy also has tender moments and food for thought

See, listen to ‘Sound of a Wild Snail Eating’

SF Green Film fest screens evocative short

Renée Zellweger takes ‘Judy’ over the rainbow

Star soars in late-career portrait of troubled entertainer

‘Ms. Purple’ a marvelously moody drama

L.A.’s Koreatown is setting of evocative Justin Chon film

Despite great space sequences, ‘Ad Astra’ remains distant

Brad Pitt plays searching astronaut in James Gray movie

Diverse lineup in 11th SF Latino film fest

Features, docs, shorts from three continents on roster

‘Raise Hell’ showcases Molly Ivins’ wicked wit

Inspiring doc profiles prophetic political writer

John Travolta relates to ‘Fanatic’ title character

Acting vet joins forces with Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst

Hong Kong Cinema offers array of stories, genres

But filmmakers cite difficulties with funding

‘Beloved’ author Toni Morrison tells her story

‘Pieces I Am’ an engrossing documentary

‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ makes emotional hometown premiere at Castro Theatre

The Last Black Man in San Francisco, a movie that is fundamentally…

  • May 30, 2019

‘Red Joan’ a spy tale with missed opportunities

Story lacks depth, passion — even with Judi Dench

‘Avengers: Endgame’ a magnificent epic

Big superhero series gets fitting final chapter

Films opening Friday, April 19, 2019

Breaking Habits: The documentary by Robert Ryan is about Christine Meeusen, the…

‘Little Woods’ a compelling drama about sisters in trouble

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