V.23 No.51 | 12/18/2014
It’s a hard-knock life for a former orphan and a guy who used to be Daddy Warbucks in this not-so-expertly updated musical
Tone-deaf update of Annie can’t find its rhythm.
V.23 No.50 | 12/11/2014
Natural disaster kills the mood in icy Swedish examination of love and marriage
Happy family falls apart after escaping avalanche in ice-cold drama Force Majeure.
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Begging the Question(s)
Crispin Hellion Glover talks critical thought, propaganda and taboo
Samantha Anne Carrillo interviews actor, author and auteur Crispin Hellion Glover in preview of his “It trilogy” screenings, Big Slide Shows and Q&As at the Guild Cinema this weekend.
V.23 No.48 | 11/27/2014
The Theory of Everything
Love is a black hole in surprisingly romantic Stephen Hawking biopic
Love is a black hole in the surprisingly romantic Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything.
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.