Movies and TV

Puppeteers, writers, filmmakers, dreamers

New movies offer distractions from pandemic, and even hope

‘Vast of Night,’ ‘End of Sentence’ and ‘Funny Pains’ new on demand

Alien arrival, father-son road trip, comics’ confessions in good new movies

Director Nisha Ganatra sings praises of her ‘High Note’ cast

Tracee Ellis Ross, Dakota Johnson star pop music-themed flick

SF Sketchfest opens plentiful comedy archive

Presenter offers free tribute to late great Fred Willard

‘Inheritance,’ ‘Lovebirds,’ ‘Painter’ share crime scenes

Secrets, romance, murder, art and theft in new digital releases

Jinkies! New ‘Scoob!’ misses magic of the originals

Weak chemistry, unfamiliar voice cast mar computer-animated mystery

Vivid Chilean stories stream at Roxie virtual cinema

‘Wolf House’ a wild trip, ‘Santiago, Italia’ a hopeful documentary

Jam-packed Asian Pacific American Heritage Month goes online

Share culture in books, food, films, fine art, music, panels

‘Bull,’ ‘Deerskin,’ ‘Capital’ newly streaming

Rodeo drama satisfies, killer jacket comedy offers whimsy over substance

‘Extraction’ and ‘1BR’ are among four new movies worth streaming this week

Mercenaries, sexual taboos and evil cults populate our latest batch of recommended films

‘Selah and the Spades,’ ‘Abe,’ on this week’s home-viewing menu

Teen clique dramedy makes the grade; boy chef tale delivers family fare

The man behind C-3PO talks about his 40-plus years on “Star Wars”

Last month, the man behind one of the most famous characters in one of the all-time most popular movie franchises was in San Francisco

Savor the classic comedy of Betty White and Rose Marie

Streaming docs recount careers of two show-biz greats

Compelling ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ new on demand

‘Slay the Dragon,’ ‘Other Lamb’ also notable

Series worth streaming: ‘High Fidelity,’ ‘Anne with an E’

Different lives showcased in engrossing Hulu, Netflix shows

Innovative ways to view indie (and Hollywood) movies

‘Phoenix, Oregon’ streams with revenues assisting indie theaters

  • Mar 23, 2020

Women charm in droll comedy ‘Blow the Man Down’

Criterion streams classic German expressionist cinema

Stream the excellent ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’

Australian comic Josh Thomas has created two great shows