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Now Playing: Frozen, Hole in the Head, or Tall & Happy

Now Playing: Frozen, Hole in the Head, or Tall & Happy

It’s an odd mix of films as Hollywood adjusts to the Catching Fire phenomenon. But this Thanksgiving week, we have a few suggestions: go for a walk; give thanks for whatever you have — remember that there’s somebody who has less stuff and/or more problems…

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Now Playing: Catching Fire, Nebraska & Cinema by the Bay

Now Playing: Catching Fire, Nebraska & Cinema by the Bay

Finally, after much build up, we all get a chance to catch fire. And it seems the movie is actually worthy of the hype. But if the crowds are too much, there will be plenty of great lower budget / more indie style films like…

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Now Playing: Our Nixon, Frida, & Populaire

Now Playing:  Our Nixon, Frida, & Populaire

Here we are, another week in a holding pattern, waiting for the “big” Oscar films yet to come. But never fear, there are few good films that we can recommend. Understandably, The Family will get all the press but these are the films you should…

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Now Playing: The World’s End, Blackfish and Cutie & The Boxer

Now Playing:  The World’s End, Blackfish and Cutie & The Boxer

There’s a lot of diversity in this week’s local movie releases, so the choices are especially stark. But two films won’t steer movie-goers wrong: The World’s End is a hilarious finish to the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, which includes Shaun of the Dead and Hot…

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Now Playing: Crystal Fairy, SFJFF, Big Star…

Now Playing:  Crystal Fairy, SFJFF, Big Star…

This week, the power of cactus juice takes takes us on a hilarious ride; the story of Big Star, a little known band, is told; and the SF Jewish Film Festival that presents over 70 films that span politics, history and more. Movies Opening This…

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Obamacare Explained

Obamacare Explained

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, was passed in 2010. The law’s goals are noble — increase affordability & coverage but reduce overall costs to the people & government. And the most popular parts of Obamacare have already been enacted…

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