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Curious Breed: ‘Puppy Love’ – 2021 SFIFF Closing Night Film

The now-virtual festival closes on a down note with a “rednexsploitation” tale starring Sean Penn’s son.

Sunday, 21 February, 2021 · Leave a comment

Twenty-four Carat Cinema: ‘Girl in Golden Gate Park’ – 2021 SF Indiefest

An intimate story about a changing San Francisco makes for one of the best films of the still-young year of 2021.

Saturday, 20 February, 2021 · Leave a comment

Okay, at best: ‘Una Great Movie’ – 2021 SF Indiefest

Jennifer Sharp’s Hollywood satire is two interesting films that make up a single uneven film.

Friday, 19 February, 2021 · 1 Comment

Cinema Dentata: ‘I Blame Society’ – 2021 SF Indiefest

Grace Horvat’s ultra-violent feminist-revenge satire of Hollywood deserves all the buzz it’s generating.

Friday, 19 February, 2021 · 1 Comment

A Great Undertaking: ‘The Passing On’ – 2021 SF Indiefest

This fascinating hour-long documentary highlights the art (and necessity) of being an independent Black mortician in an increasingly gentrified world.

Thursday, 11 February, 2021 · Leave a comment

Feast for the Eyes: ‘The Book of Vision’ – 2021 SFIFF Opening Night Film

The 23rd annual SF Indiefest opens with a quiet fantasy drama about the line between innovation and loss of humanity.

Monday, 8 February, 2021 · 1 Comment

Christmas Movie Round-Up 2019

A Christmas screen-hop features Black Power, White romance, and Sci-Fi. Guess which one I loved?

Friday, 27 December, 2019 · 2 Comments

And what a Lovely Tale it is: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Barry Jenkins uses James Baldwin’s classic novel to create one of the best films of 2018.

Wednesday, 13 February, 2019 · 3 Comments

An Incredibly Dull ‘Walk’: ‘A Walk on the Moon’ Musical world premiere at The ACT-SF

The acclaimed indie film – about a Jewish woman’s affair in the Summer of ’69 – becomes a rather lackluster musical at the ACT.

Friday, 15 June, 2018 · Leave a comment

‘Stuck’ Up its Own Ass!

Fuck this movie. This is misogynist hypocrisy at its worst. Seriously, fuck this movie.

Friday, 2 February, 2018 · 10 Comments