As we all know, the most irritating Beatles song in history is "Yellow Submarine." Well, we learned yesterday that the second most irritating Beatles song in history, "Octopus's Garden," is about to be turned into a children's book, which will come with a CD of unheard Ringo Starr tracks. (Joy. ... More >>
As anticipation grows for the release of Brad Pitt's zombie epic, World War Z, he's been singing the praises of the work Muse has done for the movie's soundtrack. Pitt recently called Muse's involvement "nice kismet." Given who's involved, we think he's either crazy or exaggerating -- a lot. And giv ... More >>
Professor Stanley Krippner is an impossible man to pigeonhole. He's nearly impossible to encapsulate in a single cover story. Well, we did our best. But, we acknowledge, we've only scratched the surface of his life and work. On a milder note, we also left out a cartload of mind-blowing anecdotes. Kr ... More >>
Not Necessarily NoirRoxie Theater$7-$10Film noir, as it's classically defined, had a circumscribed lifespan from the early postwar about-to-boom years through the late 1950s, when color films began to displace black-and-white. But the genre's allure and influence will never wane, as anybody who's ... More >>
M. LaddIt was a mix of the sliver-haired and the sliver-tongued.Last night was the 90th birthday party for North Beach institution Tosca Café (242 Columbus at Jack Kerouac Alley). By 6:30 p.m., the bar was crowded with silver-haired neighborhood denizens, journalists, and the local culterati ... More >>
Adam Sandler returns as a Mossad baddie turned stylist. The bubbies will love him.
The next wave of post-9/11 political films trades sobriety for satire.
Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.
Tristan & Isolde's clumsy romance may make you crave Shakespeare
Jim Jarmusch's latest road movie is filled with fetching existential ambiguities
Mulgrew's Hepburn reveals the power and vulnerability of two extraordinary actresses
The Beauty Bar thinks it's cool, which is exactly why it isn't
Thomas Jane, as folk hero, robs banks and steals a movie
Don't hate me because I'm corporate
The feds catch up with the "homeless hacker" -- and order him off computers
Adrian Lamo, the 22-year-old "homeless hacker" famous for raiding New York Times computers, pursues his vision of public service by cracking another major corporate network. It's a crime, of course. It's also what he was born to do.
Michael Fox recaps the best in Bay Area film for 2002 and recounts the first annual awards handed out by the S.F. Film Critics Circle
An East Bay filmmaker documents the life of Invisible Man author Ralph Ellison
Michael Sragow finds eight good films, and countless condescending duds, in a year at the movies
Robert Towne, the best screenwriter in the business and the man who invented Jake Gittes, is back with a bio of Olympic runner Steve Prefontaine
How Curtis Hanson brought James Ellroy's epic crime novel L.A. Confidential to the screen