If Supervisor Chris Daly has taught us anything about San Francisco, it's that we really don't give a fuck how bad a potty mouth our city leaders have. But for some (political) reason, District 5 supervisor candidate London Breed's profanity-laced diatribe against Willie Brown has not sat well w ... More >>
Liars Cadence Weapon July 5, 2012 Great American Music Hall Better than: illegal fireworks, and twice as loud. In an alternate dimension, Liars are THE groundskeepers of the pop music landscape, a dimension where critics and fans woke up from the narcosis of misdirected criticism and general lack ... More >>
Twenty years after rave culture first entered the American mainstream, the success of a festival like Electric Daisy Carnival begs the question: Can electronic dance music retain its authenticity, warehouse roots and peace, love, unity and respect (PLUR)? EDC, whose organizers claim they sold out t ... More >>
George Lucas finally gets it. Sort of. The flannel-abusing 67-year-old director recently told The New York Times Magazine, "Why would I make any more [Star Wars movies] when everybody yells at you all the time and tells you what a terrible person you are?" But just when you thought he was taking h ... More >>
Soul Men pays fitting tribute to the late Bernie Mac.
Racial tension, above and below the surface, in Neil LaBute's Lakeview Terrace.
Resurrecting the Champ gets journalism right, and that's a grind
Who woulda thunk it: 1408 is a terrifying, touching Stephen King adaptation
From Dakota Fanning's rape to John Cusack's daddy issues, Sundance 2007 was all about the kiddie porn.
The year's most shameless B-movie delivers exactly what it promises
Your forecast of the summer's top movies
Freedomland turns a rich, complex book into a poor, simple movie
Downey and Kilmer make perfect detectives in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Stick it to The Man and avoid this slipshod, ugly mess
A drama about post-apartheid hearings devolves into a clumsy romance
A worthy actor rides the bench in the listless Coach Carter
How to respond to a highly expensive, utterly dead night at the Levende Lounge? Go back!
These heroes may be Incredibles, but they're also normal
Week 2 of the 47th San Francisco International Film Festival
Summer 2002 sees the little guys getting up to a lot of big things
As neo-caveman Romulus Ledbetter, Samuel L. Jackson gets to play crazy
How the twist ending left M. Night Shyamalan twisting in the breeze
Bruce Willis is the unwilling superhero in M. Night Shyamalan's dazzling comic book
Samuel L. Jackson is Shaft
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Idle Worship with KISS, Nancy Sinatra, Camille Paglia, and Chevy Chase
Hal Hartley's Amateur finds redemption in amnesia and the barrel of a gun