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Tag Archives: primarily female cast

Pick up the Pieces: ‘Spare Parts’ – 2021 SF Indiefest

Grindhouse flick with four chicks whose arms are chopped off for gladiatorial weapons. What else is there to say?

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

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

The Pain Ends with Death: ‘The Children’ West Coast premiere at the Aurora

Top-notch acting and direction opens Aurora’s 2020 with a well-written play that doesn’t stick the landing.

Friday, 7 February, 2020 · Leave a comment

‘Birds of Prey’ is the ‘Deadpool 2’ Redux we Didn’t Need but Still Love

Margot Robbie gets a great second chance at playing Harley, though the plot may seem a bit familiar.

Wednesday, 5 February, 2020 · Leave a comment

Comfortably Numb: ‘Ways to Leave a Body’ world premiere at Cutting Ball

Cutting Ball starts off the new decade with two one-act dreams about women whose bodies aren’t theirs.

Monday, 27 January, 2020 · 2 Comments

Sleaze Company: ‘PolySHAMory’ at The Marsh – SF

Kate Robards’ latest is a show about marriage and sex that – wouldn’tcha know it? – finishes too soon.

Monday, 13 January, 2020 · Leave a 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

Not the Worst Witch: ‘Becky Nurse of Salem’ World Premiere at the Berkeley Rep

The second Witch Trial play I’ve seen in a week is an imperfect misfire for Sarah Ruhl and the Rep.

Friday, 20 December, 2019 · Leave a comment

Virtual Insanity: ‘An Invitation Out’ West Coast Premiere by Quantum Dragon

An overlong, clichéd script is saved by great direction, a super cast, and eye-popping creative choices.

Thursday, 19 December, 2019 · 1 Comment