By CORY SKLAR It's Oscar season again, which means close to nothing to music nerds. Most of the time, of course, the Oscars bring very little to the table in terms of great music. Sure, they have their Best Original Song and Best Score categories. And sure, sometimes Three 6 Mafia, Trent Reznor, or ... More >>
Oh, Wes Anderson, you beautiful, whimsical, detail-oriented genius, you. Today, Anderson's latest movie, Moonrise Kingdom, sees release nationwide -- so naturally we're already anticipating the gems he'll have pulled together for the soundtrack. Wes Anderson movies of course always, always, always h ... More >>
There are only a few moments in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds when Tillie, a long-suffering victim of both the garden-variety cruelties of her high school and the more sickening ones of her family, actually gets to speak. In most cases, to make that happen the lights have t ... More >>
Danny ClinchDeath Cab for Cutie Death Cab For Cutie hits the Fillmore tonight in support of its seventh album, Codes and Keys. We sat down with frontman Ben Gibbard and bassist Nick Harmer to find out what drives Death Cab after fourteen years of making music. You started out being a lot of ... 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 >>
Jeff MansonNew York's Woodsist label has released vinyl from a number of eclectic psych- and folk-leaning acts. You can thank the indie label for records by the Fresh & Onlys, Meth Teeth, Real Estate, Thee Oh Sees, Woods, and Wavves, among other acts. Now Woodsist has added another San Franci ... More >>
Peter JamisonClick the image for a full Plastiki slideshow. Alright, fine, we admit it -- we here at SF Weekly were prepared to be less-than-impressed with a media circus hosted at Pier 31 yesterday to celebrate the upcoming launch of the Plastiki, a 60-foot catamaran built from recycled plastic. ... More >>
Full of itself and not half as funny as it thinks it is, Hamlet 2 is simply tragic.
Teen pregnancy, hilarious and sweet, in the indie-licious Juno
From Dakota Fanning's rape to John Cusack's daddy issues, Sundance 2007 was all about the kiddie porn.
An imaginative, pie-filled play feels a bit undercooked
The Squid and the Whale finds moments of joy amid the bitterness of divorce
Wes Anderson takes Bill Murray out to sea and strands him there
The year ahead in local film
The Roxie loses a programmer, plus animation wizards and Oscar documentaries
Wes Anderson's film is like its characters: flawed genius
The Count of San Francisco (Self-released)
DVDs pull back the curtain on the movies, but do you really want to see the Wizard?