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  • Arthouse Movie Listings for Oct. 8-14, 2014

    4-Star Theatre. Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief: Filmmaker Alex Gibney interviews former members of the Church of Scientology and reveals abuses and strange practices within the controversial organization, based on Lawrence Wright's book of the same name. More >>
  • The Walk

    Robert Zemeckis'sThe Walkis as breathtaking as you'd hope a film about a man walking on a wire between the World Trade Center Towers to be. It's based on the true story of Philippe Petit, the Frenchman who achieved the feat More >>
  • Labyrinth of Lies

    A pox upon whatever arcane rules have resulted in Giulio Ricciarelli'sLabyrinth of Liesbeing Germany's entry into the Academy Awards rather than Christian Petzold's thematically similar but far superiorPhoenix. In Ricciarelli's film, a young public prosecutor named Johann (Alexander Fehling) in More >>
  • Freeheld

    Yes, here is more awards-season schmaltz from ace affliction sufferer Julianne Moore. This time it's cancer, but also a reluctant battle for gay rights. Director Peter Sollet's bland but affecting audience sniffle-generator is precisely the Hollywood version of Cynthia Wade's More >>
  • 3 Still Standing

    It isn't so much getting old that sucks as it is the way the world can shift around you. Robert Campos and Donna LoCicero's3 Still Standingprofiles three Bay Area comedians — Will Durst, Johnny Steele, and Larry "Bubbles" Brown — More >>
  • Arthouse Movie Listings for October 1-7, 2015

    4-Star Theatre. The Intern: Starting a new job can be a difficult challenge, especially if you're already retired. Looking to get back into the game, 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) seizes the opportunity to become a senior intern More >>
  • The Martian

    This otherworldly adventure yarn, with Matt Damon as a sort of Robinson Crusoe on Mars, might be the least self-serious movie Ridley Scott has ever made. Taking on Andy Weir's scientifically scrupulous hit novel (as adapted by Drew Goddard), Scott More >>
  • The Keeping Room

    When Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven came out in 1992, many Western fans were up in arms about its unsentimental take on the genre. It wasn't the first time; John Wayne legendarily called Fred Zinneman's 1952 High Noon "the most un-American thing I've ever seen in my More >>
  • Finders Keepers

    Let's just get this out of the way: Finders Keepers will give its directors Bryan Carberry and J. Clay Tweel's a foot in the door in the feature documentary field. That isn't nearly as bad some of the other leg-related jokes More >>
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

    Unsurprisingly for a documentary distributed by PBS, Stanley Nelson'sThe Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolutionis a straightforward history lesson. Not that straightforward is bad, and the picture does a good job of summarizing a complex subject, one that's as relevant More >>

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  • Nor Cal Corgi Con: Fall Edition
    Corgi owners and enthusiasts came together to celebrate the short-legged canines this weekend at Ocean Beach for the annual Fall Nor Cal Corgi Con. Featuring corgi races, and a costume contest. Photographs by Michael Hendrickson.
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