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Movie Review: Sandra Bullock Becomes Untethered In ‘Gravity’

Movie Review: Sandra Bullock Becomes Untethered In ‘Gravity’

Alfonso Cuarón’s follow up to his 2006 classic Children of Men wasn’t supposed to take this long. Conceived as a short project after another fell apart, Gravity was supposed to be a simple story of a woman lost in space that would be a quick…

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San Francisco Film Society Presents Third Annual Hong Kong Film Cinema October 4 – 6

San Francisco Film Society Presents Third Annual Hong Kong Film Cinema October 4 – 6

The San Francisco Film Society is hosting the third incarnation of Hong Kong Cinema October 4 – 6 at the Vogue Theater in San Francisco. The festival highlights the best innovative and exciting films to come out of Hong Kong, one of the world’s most…

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The Dude Abides: Lebowski Fest Returns to SF on Oct. 11-12

The Dude Abides: Lebowski Fest Returns to SF on Oct. 11-12

Will Russell founded Lebowski Fest out of Louisville, Kentucky in 2002. Meant to be just a fun night of bowling, drinking and quoting lines from the Coen Brothers’ cult classic The Big Lebowski among friends, it soon blossomed into a full fledged festival that finds…

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Movie Review: ‘Rush’ Is Big and Flashy But Lacks Depth

Movie Review: ‘Rush’ Is Big and Flashy But Lacks Depth

Rush is Ron Howard’s most exciting film since 1995’s Apollo 13 and it appears he’s back to form after a pair of flops — Angels & Demons and The Dilemma. It’s a popcorn film in the truest sense, a sports drama that recalls it’s time…

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Movie Review: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Shines in ‘Enough Said’

Movie Review: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Shines in ‘Enough Said’

Let’s get it out of the way. Julia Louis-Dreyfus will be forever immortalized as the socially inept, rhythmless Elaine Benes from Seinfeld — although she’s making a strong case with Selena Meyer in HBO’s Veep. Either way, she’s a student of Saturday Night Live having…

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Movie Review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Explores Porn Addiction in ‘Don Jon’

Movie Review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Explores Porn Addiction in ‘Don Jon’

Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the titular Jon “Don Jon” Martello, Jr. in his directorial debut, which he also wrote. The quintessential New Jersey-Italian native dubbed “Don Jon” by his friends (Rob Brown and Jeremy Luke), due to his ability to “pull dimes” with regularity at clubs,…

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Join James Hetfield for Bay Area Screenings of ‘Metallica Through The Never’ Tomorrow

Join James Hetfield for Bay Area Screenings of ‘Metallica Through The Never’ Tomorrow

James Hetfield, frontman of legendary Bay Area band Metallica, will be in attendance at two IMAX 3D screenings of the band’s new film Metallica Through The Never on Thursday, September 26. The film, which recently had it’s Bay Area premiere at the Mill Valley Film…

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Movie Review: ‘Prisoners’ Doesn’t Let Go

Movie Review: ‘Prisoners’ Doesn’t Let Go

Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners has a deceivingly simple premise: two young girls go missing and a search for them gets underway. The film has all the makings of a straightforward crime thriller, but where it really shines is in its ability to explore the psychology of…

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Midnites For Maniacs Returns with Back To School: Suburban Utopia

Midnites For Maniacs Returns with Back To School: Suburban Utopia

San Francisco’s best running underground film series returns tomorrow, September 20, with its patented triple bill. Playing on the September theme of beginning a new school year, the bill is being presented as Back to Skool: Suburbian Utopia. Host Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, rightfully self-dubbed The…

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Director Steph Green Brings Her Film Run & Jump to The San Francisco Irish Film Festival

Director Steph Green Brings Her Film Run & Jump to The San Francisco Irish Film Festival

The San Francisco Irish Film Festival hits the city September 19-21. Bringing the best films the Gaelic country has to over, the festival opens with the debut feature-length film from Mill Valley native Steph Green, entitled Run & Jump. The film will also be hitting…

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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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SF Sketchfest Presents Halloween-Themed Cinematic Titanic: The Farewell Tour at Castro Theatre

SF Sketchfest Presents Halloween-Themed Cinematic Titanic: The Farewell Tour at Castro Theatre

The original cast behind Mystery Science Theater 3000, including creator Joel Hodgson, have been touring their newest live riffing show Cinematic Titanic and will be making a stop at The Castro Theatre on October 19 for a full night of Halloween filled roasting. Starting things…

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