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San Francisco Film Society Presents New Italian Cinema Nov. 13 – 17

San Francisco Film Society Presents New Italian Cinema Nov. 13 – 17

Celebrating its 17th year, the New Italian Cinema mini-festival is back at Landmark’s Clay Theater. The festival is part of the San Francisco Film Society’s Fall Season and like it’s other Fall Series festivals — French Cinema Now and Taiwan Film Days — it’s intent…

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Now Playing: Foreign Cinema, Transgender Film, Dallas Buyers & Thor

Now Playing:  Foreign Cinema, Transgender Film, Dallas Buyers & Thor

Movie-goers, this week there’s something that will cater to almost all of your diverse tastes. There are films from and about other parts of the world; there’s a Transgender Film Festival; a couple of adult film at Yerba Buena Center; drama (The Motel Life) and…

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Movie Review: Matthew McConaughey Leads the ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

Movie Review: Matthew McConaughey Leads the ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

If there was any question Matthew McConaughey is not only having a comeback, but becoming one of today’s best working actors, one only needs to look at his recent filmography. Films like Bernie, Mud, and Killer Joe have found him moving away from his romantic-comedy…

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Movie Review: ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Is Just Another Bearable Marvel Film

Movie Review: ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Is Just Another Bearable Marvel Film

Just mention of the word “Marvel” elicits muted shrieks from comic-fan film goers. Co-producing films since 1998’s Blade, they finally broke out on their own with Iron Man, and continue to flesh out The Avengers universe. For most, the fact that Marvel is in charge…

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Midnintes for Maniacs Brings ‘Acid Westerns’ to Castro and Roxie Theatres

Midnintes for Maniacs Brings ‘Acid Westerns’ to Castro and Roxie Theatres

Resident Maniac of San Francisco, Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, returns November 8, with an “Acid Westerns” triple bill that begins at The Castro Theatre and wraps up at the Roxie Theater. Kicking things off at The Castro is a Johnny Depp double feature, with this year’s…

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San Francisco Film Society Presents French Cinema Now Nov. 7 – 10

San Francisco Film Society Presents French Cinema Now Nov. 7 – 10

The San Francisco Film Society will be hosting its sixth annual French Cinema Now series at Landmark’s Clay Theatre November 7 – 10.  Like it’s other recent festival series, Hong Kong Film Cinema and Taiwan Days, French Cinema Now provides a small but substantial glimpse…

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Movie Review: ’12 Years a Slave’ Is A Tour de Force

Movie Review: ’12 Years a Slave’ Is A Tour de Force

Based on the book of the same name, 12 Years a Slave chronicles the years when Solomon Northrup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Often overlooked at the time of its 1853 publication — and even for decades afterward — it’s the true,…

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San Francisco Film Society Presents 5th Annual Taiwan Film Days on Nov. 1- 3

San Francisco Film Society Presents 5th Annual Taiwan Film Days on Nov. 1- 3

The San Francisco Film Society presents its fifth annual Taiwan Film Days at the Vogue Theater in San Francisco November 1 – 3. Highlighting the best in contemporary Taiwanese cinema, the series is a great way for Bay Area residents to be exposed to their…

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Now Playing: I Am A Ghost, Nosferatu and Tey

Now Playing:  I Am A Ghost, Nosferatu and Tey

Halloween parties dominate. Avoid the movies unless it’s scary. Here are a couple of suggestions: I Am A Ghost at the Castro or The Balboa presents Nosferatu and Creature Features. Tey makes it’s SF Premiere at the Roxie on Sunday. Movies Opening This Week: Oct…

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Point Break Live! Returns to San Francisco

Point Break Live! Returns to San Francisco

Point Break Live! is set to return to San Francisco, beginning a limited run at the DNA Lounge on November 1. The hilarious stage show sets to recreate Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 cult hit Point Break, starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, in a live theater…

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Movie Review: ‘The Counselor’ Is an Intriguing and Ambitious Failure

Movie Review: ‘The Counselor’ Is an Intriguing and Ambitious Failure

There has been much anticipation for The Counselor due to it’s uniformly great cast, directing credit from Ridley Scott, but mostly for being the first original screenplay from famed Southern-Gothic author Cormac McCarthy. What’s immediately apparent is that everyone involved are clearly talented. However, that…

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Landmark Embarcadero Center Cinema Re-Opening November 1

Landmark Embarcadero Center Cinema Re-Opening November 1

After being closed for nearly four months, the fully renovated Landmark Embarcadero Center Cinema is scheduled to reopen on November 1. During the shut down, the entire cinema was completely remodeled and upgraded. Upgrades include seven auditoriums with leather-style seating, four screening lounges with luxury…

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