Film

Straight-A Students in Crisis, in Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart

In Booksmart, best friends Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) are…

Warriors! Come Out and Pla-ay (for Your 40th Anniversary)!

Remember the Chief from Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? The…

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Shirley Jackson’s most famous works ­­­— “The Lottery,” The Haunting of Hill…

All Is True

If Kenneth Branagh’s early pictures Henry V and Hamlet were about one-upping…

The White Crow

Some 35 years after Taylor Hackford’s Mikhail Baryshnikov vehicle White Nights, the…

The French Had a Name for It 5½

Let’s face it: The French probably also had words for the chode,…

The S.F. Silent Film Festival Is All About Buster Keaton

Since its founding twenty-four years ago, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival’s…

Ask Dr. Ruth

If you were exposed to mass media in the last few decades…

Clara

The frequently delayed launch of the James Webb Space Telescope drives the…

Hail Satan?

Hypocrisy has been baked into the United States ever since it was…