Movies and TV

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

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 —…