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Movie Review: Jude Law Hits Rock Bottom In ‘Dom Hemingway’

Movie Review: Jude Law Hits Rock Bottom In ‘Dom Hemingway’

Richard Shepard (The Matador, The Hunting Party) straddles his new film of a recently paroled safecracker between the modern age and the bygone era of classic 1970’s crime stories. Heavily steeped in, and even more heavily influenced by, those gritty, darkly comedic cult classics —…

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SF International Film Festival Announces Full Lineup

SF International Film Festival Announces Full Lineup

The San Francisco International Film Fest (SFIFF), one of the longest running film festivals in the country, has just announced it’s full line up for its 57th year. Taking place April 24 through May 8, this year’s festival boasts 168 films which includes 74 Narrative…

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Movie Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Is Up Against Himself in ‘Enemy’

Movie Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Is Up Against Himself in ‘Enemy’

Although Enemy is the first of two collaborations with star Jake Gyllenhaal and Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, it was their second film Prisoners that debuted first last fall. That’s probably because although Prisoners is vibrant yet dark, it’s also a more straightforward thriller. Enemy is…

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Movie Review: Jason Bateman Dishes It Out in ‘Bad Words’

Movie Review: Jason Bateman Dishes It Out in ‘Bad Words’

After a career resurgence thanks to the phenomenon that became Arrested Development Jason Bateman made the successful leap into films. It’s only natural that his next step would be directing. Bad Words, while slight, shows his adeptness behind the camera and he provides himself with…

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Movie Review: Kermit’s Replaced in ‘Muppets Most Wanted’

Movie Review: Kermit’s Replaced in ‘Muppets Most Wanted’

2011’s The Muppets seemed to revitalize the creations of Jim Henson after slipping into near obscurity for over a decade. Brought back to it’s former glory by Jason Segel, the film injected new life into the showbiz puppets without sacrificing their long, rich history. Segel,…

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SFIFF To Present Live Music and Film Events with Stephin Merritt and Thao Nguyen

SFIFF To Present Live Music and Film Events with Stephin Merritt and Thao Nguyen

While the San Francisco International Film Festival ramps up for its 57th year on April 24 through May 8, some details and events have begun trickling out. Two such events this year will involve the music of Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields) and San Francisco’s…

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Disposable Film Fest Gets Rolling At Castro Theatre

Disposable Film Fest Gets Rolling At Castro Theatre

Back for it’s seventh year, the Disposable Film Fest honors the art of guerilla filmmaking via less traditional mediums, like smartphones. Of course, as technology has grown and offered new ways to film on the fly, so has the festival itself. With over two thousand…

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Movie Review: Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Is Very Welcoming

Movie Review: Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Is Very Welcoming

What’s so curious about Wes Anderson’s films is that everyone feels just similar enough — whether it’s the classic rock music, his knack for using a revolving door of actors, or the idiosyncratic and meticulous way he sets up his shots — that they have…

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Wes Anderson Retrospective at Roxie Theater

Wes Anderson Retrospective at Roxie Theater

In anticipation for The Grand Budapest Hotel — a review of which will appear right here on SF Station bright and early on March 14 — the latest film from classic rock aficionado and saviour of Latin, Wes Anderson, San Francisco’s Roxie Theater will be…

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SF International Ocean Film Festival Makes Landfall

SF International Ocean Film Festival Makes Landfall

The San Francisco International Ocean Festival will enjoy its 11th year for five days beginning March 5 at the Bay Theater on Pier 39. It will be a whirlwind this time around with nearly 50 films, half of which will be making their U.S. or…

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Movie Review: ‘Non-Stop’ Stays True to its Title

Movie Review: ‘Non-Stop’ Stays True to its Title

After the surprise success of Taken, Liam Neeson has created a sub-genre all his own. At 61, he’s improbably become the only current viable action star at the box office. Unfortunately, he has yet to back up the success of Taken with something of a…

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2014 Academy Award Predictions

2014 Academy Award Predictions

This Sunday, March 2, marks the 86th year of Academy Awards which honor the best films from the past year, hosted by Ellen Degeneres. Half of the fun of the Oscars is guessing who will take home the golden statues, and then arguing endlessly about…

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