V.23 No.47 | 11/20/2014
Odd duck of a documentary looks in on our fine, feathered friends
Director of Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill wings it again with Pelican Deams.
V.23 No.46 | 11/13/2014
Intense musical drama is tough enough to make the kids from “Glee” cry ... more than they normally do
Musical drama Whiplash proves practice makes perfect by mixing “Glee” and Full Metal Jacket.
From virus to solstice
Wherein we preview Björk’s new concert film Biophilia Live—screening this weekend at Guild Cinema—and review new Metallica biography Into the Black: The Inside Story of Metallica (1991-2014).
V.23 No.44 | 10/30/2014
The Blue Room
Tightlipped French crime drama drops few clues
Sex turns deadly in tightlipped French crime drama The Blue Room.
V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014
Dear White People
Unabashed comedy-drama about black and white college students plays all the race cards
Freshman director tackles race relations on campus in unabashed comedy-drama Dear White People.
V.23 No.42 | 10/16/2014
The Book of Life
Mexican-themed cartoon offers unexpected seasonal treats
Whimsically dark animted film The Book of Life takes a fantastical look at Mexico’s Day of the Dead traditions.
V.23 No.39 | 9/25/2014
Love Is Strange
Older couple opts for marriage, ends up out on the street in quietly emotional love story
Older gay couple gets married, touching off a quiet string of tragedy in empathatic indie Love Is Strange.
V.23 No.38 | 9/18/2014
Kevin Smith delivers the Canada-mocking, furry-loving, surgical horror-comedy you’ve been waiting for
Kevin Smith’s newest film, Tusk, is a WTF? combination of silly Canadian jokes and gory body horror.
The Big Edit
New Mexico Film Foundation showcases “Life in New Mexico,” Globabquerque invites international cinema, Women in Film wants shot screenplays.