Don't you Dare take away my local film critic.John Waters gained fame as a movie maker by exposing archetypical America as stupid and bogus. But Waters spoke out earlier this week to praise former SF Weekly critic Michael Sragow using terms incongruous to his typical critique. Waters applaud ... More >>
As I get older, nostalgia has become an adversary I frequently want to bind with rope, coat in honey, and leave to the insects. "Guess what / nostalgia sucks," goes that NOFX song. Blunt, yet astute. Of course, that couplet is followed by, "But I miss the days of Reagan punk," a clear acknowl ... More >>
The Believer: A cache of soft-boiled egg strategies.We are stoked on the January issue of The Believer (and not just because it contains this blogger's interview with a professional wrestler). Right there, on the front cover, directly across from our wrestler's glowering visage, gentler caric ... More >>
As Happy-Go-Lucky's angry road instructor, character actor Eddie Marsan enters the fast lane.
Steven Soderbergh, 20 years after his Sundance indie hit.
No matter the run time and budget, Spike Lee's WWII drama is an epic bore.
Dueling divas and Dr. Strangelove.
An epic gusher, Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood strikes oil, and then some
Repertory Film Listings
Steven Soderbergh tries, and largely fails, to make 'em like they used to
True-crime noir goes searching for Hollywood's heart of darkness
Eerie melodrama explores the dark arts in turn-of-the-century Vienna
Discovering the delights of DeLessio while searching for a good sandwich to take to a movie
New releases available this week
Nightmare Alley, Fantastic Plastic Machine, Nerves, Love as Laughter, and Beth Custer
Michael Sragow finds eight good films, and countless condescending duds, in a year at the movies