Movies and TV

‘Styx’ a thrilling sea-set morality tale

Titled for the mythological river separating the worlds of the living and…

Funny, lovable ‘Captain Marvel’ has girl power

“Captain Marvel,” the 21st entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, maintains the…

Berlin & Beyond fest returns to a divided Germany

Two teenagers from East Germany sneak in a movie theater in West…

Films and more at Cinequest creativity fest

Opening March 5, Cinequest is showcasing scores of independent and international titles.…

‘Birds of Passage’ a portrait of a little-known culture, with drugs

“Birds of Passage,” from Colombia, tells a story about the drug trade…

Films opening Feb. 28-March 1, 2019

Birds of Passage: Set in 1970s Colombia, the mystical drama centers on…

Neil Jordan gives ‘Greta’ a human touch

Neil Jordan’s “Greta” resembles 1990s psychopathic stalker movies such as “Misery,” “Pacific…

Quirky ‘To Dust’ tells story of a cantor and science teacher

A grieving Hasidic cantor and an undistinguished science professor explore the world…

Third ‘How to Train Your Dragon’: clunky story, great-looking

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” the third animated feature…

Domestic drama outshines thrills in ‘Everybody Knows’

Asghar Farhadi, known for his textured Iranian dramas including the Oscar-winning “A…

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ a scrappy sequel with character appeal

“Happy Death Day,” which could be described as “Groundhog Day”-meets-”Scream,” shouldn’t have…

Radha Mitchell sees spiritual side of Celeste

Radha Mitchell gets steamed up when she hears critics comparing her title…

‘Arctic’ a literally and figuratively chilling survival tale

Set amid nature at its nastiest and featuring a magnetic Mads Mikkelsen,…

‘Cold Pursuit’ is a surprisingly thoughtful dark comedy

Notwithstanding reports about Liam Neeson’s racist comments about wanting to kill a…

‘Lego Movie 2’ still clicks satisfyingly into place

Released in 2014, “The Lego Movie” was a delightful animated surprise --…

‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ brings World War I soldiers to life

Fantasy maestro Peter Jackson goes the nonfiction route in “They Shall Not…

‘Collisions’ among IndieFest’s most timely, topical films

San Francisco writer-director Richard Levien’s “Collisions,” a sensitively portrayed, moving story about…

‘Wildland’ among highlights of 21st SF IndieFest

IF YOU GO San Francisco Independent Film Festival Where: Roxie, 3117 16th…

Sam Elliott looks past wild title of new Bigfoot-themed movie

When Sam Elliott was first presented with a project titled “The Man…

‘Acceptable Loss’ an unacceptable political drama

Jamie Lee Curtis supplies the ruthless, war-mongering goods in the supporting role…