Petty Fest SF, with Boz Scaggs, Lucinda Williams, Nick Valensi, Har Mar Superstar, Butch Walker, Two Gallants, and (Many) More Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 The Fillmore Better than: Singing along to classic rock radio. The concept behind last night's Petty Fest concert at the Fillmore was simple: Get ... More >>
By JAMES ROBINSON Cody ChestnuTT Siddhartha Tuesday, Jan. 29 The Independent Better than: Staying home and complaining about how bad The New Girl has gotten. Cody ChestnuTT had his moment in time. I walked into the kitchen of my family home a long way back and my mother had 'the Seed' turned u ... More >>
Wonderful things sometimes appear in our inbox unbidden, and today brought one of the best press releases we've seen since the Jellinator. Pandora's Pops are aphrodisiac lollipops -- not aphrodisiac-flavored lollipops, but organic herbal candies specifically designed by company founder Jena Chambers ... More >>
Elvis Costello and the Imposters Sunday, April 15, 2012 The Warfield Better than: Sunday night cartoons. You should know that your reviewer was not, at first, a fan: "So he sings with that voice on purpose?" Pretty rich coming from an apologist for both Donald Fagen and Geddy Lee. But this was lon ... More >>
Tae kwon do comedy The Foot Fist Way stars a truly cringetastic Danny McBride.
Gus Van Sant returns to disaffected youth and shoestring budgets in Paranoid Park.
Is high school coming-of-ager Rocket Science quirky for good or evil? The answer's ... debatable.
Bad Santa meets Napoleon Dynamite in tepid man-child comedy
Gnarls Barkley test the One Ring theory
Nacho's funnier than Napoleon, which isn't sayin' much
Winter Passing's father-daughter drama is undermined by Will Ferrell
SF Weekly Music Awards
Romance is alive ... and dead in Just Like Heaven
The Most Serene Republic Underwater Cinematographer
Machuca's politics are buried under cute kids
In a year when small movies came up big, picking the best was a Payne
Why the best films of 2004 look like indies but aren't
Undertow relishes in the pain and beauty of a reclusive Southern family
There's no magic in this Cinderella Story
Deadpan irony is the rule in this triumphant high school geek comedy
Local filmmaker Shane Carruth won Sundance's top honor. So...now what?