Film

‘Pain and Glory’ Is a Beautiful Ode to Cinema and to Memory

In Pedro Almodóvar’s latest movie, Pain and Glory, memories rise and fall…

 

Shane Carruth Careens Though Madness in The Dead Center

Not rated. Opens Friday at the Roxie Theater. It’s indie cinema’s loss…

 

Reality is Not What it Seems in The Ground Beneath My Feet

Not rated. Opens Friday at the Opera Plaza Cinema. The distributor of…

 

‘Hustlers’ May be Among the Best Movies of 2019

The first time Ramona (Jennifer Lopez) meets her soon-to-be protegee and business…

Memory: The Origins of Alien Reminds You Of That One Scene You Can’t Forget

Not Rated. Opens Friday at the Roxie Theater. 2019 is the 40th…

The 2019 Japan Film Festival Keeps the J-POP Spirit Alive

Opens Friday at the New People Cinema. For reasons that remain unclear,…

Britt-Marie Was Here Feels Familiar And That’s Just Fine

What’s so bad about feeling good? The question is vexed, but the…

Film Festival Focuses On Women’s Sports, From the Olympics to Rugby

Though the name still feels like it’s lacking a conjunction or possibly…

Ms. Purple Is Bold, Fresh, And Vivid

Not rated. Opens Friday at the Embarcadero Center Cinema. Filmmaking is all…

Desolation Center Tells The Story Of Guerrilla Music

Not rated. Opens Friday at the Roxie Theater. It’s not fair to…