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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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Stage Review: Accidental Death of an Anarchist at Berkeley Rep

Stage Review: Accidental Death of an Anarchist at Berkeley Rep

Accidental Death of Anarchist, playing at the Berkeley Repertory Theater through April 20, is a contemporary reworking of Dario Fo’s controversial farce; adapted by Gavin Richards and directed by Christopher Bayes. This high-energy comedy is based on the actual death of Giuseppe Pinelli, which occurred…

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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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The Castro Theatre Remembers Philip Seymour Hoffman Every Wednesday In March

The Castro Theatre Remembers Philip Seymour Hoffman Every Wednesday In March

The recent passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman meant the world lost a great talent. He was the kind of actor who could transform without overpowering the rest of his cast or the films he was in. Although he had an Oscar to his name for…

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Movie Review: ’3 Days To Kill’ Is 3 Days Too Long

Movie Review: ’3 Days To Kill’ Is 3 Days Too Long

Despite McG’s ability to get films made — Charlies Angels, Terminator Salvation — he doesn’t have the greatest relationship with critics, but it seems he can pull in the revenue. 3 Days to Kill isn’t likely to alter the perception that he’s created as a…

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SF Jewish Film Festival Expands With First Winter Fest

SF Jewish Film Festival Expands With First Winter Fest

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is understandably known, primarily, for their annual summer festival. However, they’re expanding this year with their first ever Winter Fest taking place at the Vogue Theater on February 23. Similar to their longer, annual festival, the one day Winter…

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