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  • Partners in Life and Work

    Marc Brener's The Rumperbutts is a well-meaning musical-fantasy that never quite comes to life. Bonnie (Kori Gardner) and Jack (Jason Hammel) are a married couple in a Yo La Tengo-esque indie band — or a Mates of State-esque indie band, actually, since More >>
  • The French Missed Connection

    A true crime story of money and power and sex and betrayal and missing persons and the mafia, André Téchiné's French Riviera-set film stars Catherine Deneuve as a casino owner and still somehow manages to be dull. It is to More >>
  • One Way to Die in the West

    Scottishly, John Maclean's first feature is a brooder that can't keep from cracking itself up. It follows a wayward teen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) through 1800s Colorado (2000s New Zealand), chasing the girl he likes (Caren Pistorius) and not realizing that his More >>
  • Tension in Tehran

    Made before his Oscar-winner A Separation but released here only now thanks to the latter's success, Asghar Farhadi's About Elly is, funnily enough, a film about hindsight. Among other things. It's best not to know a lot about it before seeing it, but here's More >>
  • Cry for Me, Argentina

    What's it all about, Alonso? Jauja, the stark new film by Lisandro Alonso, ain't tellin'. Or maybe it is, but it's a puzzle that viewers are left to solve by themselves. (This critic believes it's about toxic masculinity and the male More >>


  • U2 @ SAP Center in San Jose
    Last night U2 performed the first U.S. date of it’s Innocence + Experience tour at SAP Center in San Jose. All four band members were present despite recent injuries sustained by both Bono and Edge. The sold out show took audience members on a walk down memory lane as the band revisited their roots. The innovative stage and lighting used gave the arena show an intimate feel, and engaged audience members in all sections of the venue. Photographs by Sugarwolf.
  • Bay to Breakers 2015 - NSFW
    The 103rd annual Bay to Breakers 12K race was packed on Sunday despite the cold weather. With a starting point a few blocks from The Embarcadero, people dressed as bananas, Elvis and everything in between ran west through the city and finished at the Great Highway where breakers crash onto Ocean Beach.

    Photographs by Christopher Victorio.


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