Movies and TV

‘Little Woods’ a compelling drama about sisters in trouble

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

Claire Denis discusses pitfalls in making ‘High Life’

Director delves deep into space in first English-language film

Films opening Friday, April 12, 2019

Elizabeth McGovern portrays the title character in ‘The Chaperone’

  • Apr 12, 2019

‘Missing Link’ a likable adventure with a little hope

Laika offers lighter themes on new animated offering

Mike Leigh tells story of British massacre in ‘Peterloo’

Human drama celebrates the organizing spirit of democracy

Hershey Felder charms as Debussy in ‘A Paris Love Story’

Another great musical show from the performer, pianist, playwright

Movies and more at SFFILM Festival 2019

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

Emilio Estevez takes on homelessness and librarians in ‘The Public’

“This movie celebrates the misfits and the outcasts and the marginalized —…

Mary Kay place dazzles in ‘Diane’

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

Films opening Friday, March 29, 2019

3 Faces: In Jafar Panahi’s Cannes award-winning drama, a famous Iranian actress…

‘Hotel Mumbai’ captures drama of terrorism, with cliches

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

Tim Burton’s spin on ‘Dumbo’ makes old story worth retelling

None of the recent Disney live-action re-imaginings of classic animated films (“Cinderella,”…

‘The OA’ brings Brit Marling to San Francisco

By Joshua Rotter Special to S.F. Examiner Brit Marling wasn’t satisfied with…

  • Mar 22, 2019

Films opening Friday, March 22, 2019

The Aftermath: In postwar Germany, tensions arise when a British colonel (Jason…

  • Mar 22, 2019

‘Transit’ compellingly looks at refugees in peril

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

Peele expertly follows ‘Get Out’ with startling and wildly entertaining ‘Us’

Jordan Peele’s “Us” attempts the impossible job of following the sensation that…

Films opening Thursday-Friday, March 14-15, 2019

Ash Is the Purest White: The decade-spanning romantic drama set in modern-day…

Jia Zhangke touches on favorite themes in masterful ‘Ash Is Purest White’

Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke isn’t a household name in the U.S. His…

Julianne Moore dances in ‘Gloria Bell’

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

Films opening Friday, March 8, 2019

Captain Marvel: Brie Larson plays the title character in Marvel’s first solo…