Chris TrewinThe Horrors at Bimbo's 365 Club The Horrors September 12, 2011 Bimbo's 365 Club Better than: The Horrors in 2005. The problem with watching bands on a Saturday night at Bimbo's 365 Club in North Beach is that a certain portion of the crowd is there by accident. Like drunk, middl ... More >>
Liminal SocietyWhat, exactly, will June 19 taste like? The Liminal Society aims to find out.In The BFG, our second-favorite Roald Dahl book, the plucky little protagonist Sophie, unable to sleep during the predawn "witching hour," spies a stooped bald giant blowing dreams through the windows ... More >>
Fantastic Mr. Fox @ Red Vic Working with his Life Aquatic co-writer (and The Squid and the Whale director), Noah Baumbach, Wes Anderson has added an existential layer to the protagonist of Roald Dahl's 1970 children's novel, Fantastic Mr. Fox. Onscreen, Mr. Fox (voiced by George Clooney) is no ... More >>
throw a./YelpLovely for linnerIn Tortaland, size rarely matters, though it is often noted. When we deign to tackle even a relatively tidy, reasonably sized specimen, we're usually reminded of Roald Dahl's The BFG -- how the sweet-hearted title character, by far the smallest giant in Giant Cou ... More >>
An intern in search of a paycheck? Normally, we give the San Francisco Bay Guardian a hard time about their newspaper, which we find to be more of a left-wing propaganda sheet full of regurgitated stories and knee-jerk diatribes. But we have say, t ... More >>
Things are not as they seem in Henry Selick's stunning stop-motion fairy tale.
Emma Thompson's Nanny McPhee becomes a thing of beauty.
The fourth Harry Potter rushes through its paces
The Buccaneer offers good time pirate fun, and a lesson in rejection
Thanks to Depp and Burton, Willy Wonka just got weirder
A search for the best Cuban sandwich also turns up great coffee and a bargain prix fixe dinner
Jim Carrey's in fine form, but the rest of Snicket is less fortunate
Snicket's calamities continue
Where and when to have a hopping Halloween
The creators of Chicken Run find soul in a lump of clay
S.F. animator Henry Selick brings Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach to the screen