Performer Matches: San Saba County, South San Gabriel
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In the Shadow of the Stars
"...Directed by: Irving Saraf and Allie Light. Starring: The San Francisco Opera Chorus. Mention the world of opera and..."

June 5, 1992 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

"'s death, 21-year-old George Kuffs (Slater) has inherited a San Francisco “Patrol Special” district. That's sort of a minor-league..."

Jan. 24, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

La Mission
Benjamin Bratt plays a reformed convict and recovering alcoholic in this film written and directed by his brother Peter Bratt.
"...Talisa Soto Bratt. Set in the Mission district of San Francisco, this film oozes with location detail and a..."

May 14, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Revisits Milk With Austin Screening
Dustin Lance Black on the pendulum of progress
"...openly gay public official when he was elected to San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He, along with S.F. Mayor..."

May 3, 2019 Screens Post by Beth Sullivan

The Intruder
Is going Full-On Quaid a thing? Maybe so, as the veteran goes bugnuts melodrama in the "crazy neighbor" thriller
"...After earning millions as a San Francisco marketing executive, city kid Scott (Ealy) agrees to..."

May 3, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary
Tales of love and hate dominate these Oscar hopefuls
"...irony is thick enough to cut with a swordfish. Sans narration except for an expository endnote, the Garden in..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Luv Doc: Hot Mom
Austin has more Peter Pans than just about any city this side of San Francisco
"...My middle-aged mom still thinks she's in her 20s...."

Oct. 12, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

The Love Witch
Blood sugar sex magick
" a star-making turn), a self-proclaimed witch, leaving behind San Francisco and a dead husband for an idyllic, small..."

Nov. 11, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Bold coming-of-age story is told from the girl's POV
"...sing it). For 15-year-old Minnie Goetze (Powley), in 1976 San Francisco, it’s the moment between the hippies’ peace-and-love permissiveness..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Deli Man
This doc about Jewish delis is tasty but fatty
"...and travels to New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, and San Francisco to visit some of the country’s great delis..."

March 13, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fun Fun Fun Fest Interview: Jello Biafra
Dead Kennedys mouthpiece and his (out)spoken word
"...frozen in most minds as the frenetic frontman for San Francisco’s Dead Kennedys (1978-1986). Sarcastic, acrobatic, verbose: Biafra was..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Music Post by Tim Stegall

Filmmaker John Waters hitchhikes from Baltimore to San Francisco
"...of my Baltimore house to my co-op apartment in San Francisco and see what happens." Now consider that he..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Arts Feature by Tim Stegall

A Million Ways to Die in the West
Seth MacFarlane furthers his Hollywood onslaught with this Western spoof in which he's no longer strictly a voice talent but is now playing the onscreen lead.
"...Albert astutely decides he’ll be better off moving to San Francisco. Then Anna (Theron) arrives in town and convinces..."

May 30, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The AggreGAYtor: March 24
What happened today in gay? Here's your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...San Francisco does a solid, Vladimir Putin gets more than..."

March 24, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

Polari: 'Valencia' Then and Now
This weekend, Michelle Tea's Valencia hits Polari
" city of Spain. An orange. A street in San Francisco's Mission District. And Michelle Tea's memoir that tops..."

Oct. 19, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

A Never-Ending Conversation
AIDS activist, Cleve Jones leads this year's AIDS Walk
"...imagine when talking about death. But by 1985 in San Francisco alone, 1,000 people had died from AIDS...."

Oct. 18, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

The AggreGAYtor: September 23
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...marriage train, Pope Francis gets up with people, and San Francisco gets it done for queer homeless, as your..."

Sept. 23, 2013 Qmmunity Post

Blue Jasmine
Class difference and life's shambles are on Woody Allen's mind as he leads Cate Blanchett through a perfectly calibrated performance as a Park Avenue matron brought low by modern finance.
"...cross-country to crash with her sister Ginger (Hawkins) in San Francisco. A study in contrasts, Ginger is the comfortable..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Five-Year Engagement
This romcom starring Emily Blunt and Jason Segel possesses something rare: rational, relatable adults.
"...dopeyness so common to his onscreen personas, Segel plays San Francisco chef Tom, who puts his own career on..."

April 27, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure
The cult following that surrounds the audio tapes of a couple of slurry drunks that were surreptitiously recorded in the late Eighties is given the documentary treatment.
"...In the late Eighties, in San Francisco's Lower Haight district, two young punks transplanted from..."

Oct. 7, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The special effects in this prequel may be infinitely more elaborate, but they hold little of the charm and "humanity" of the original.
"...unified front of suddenly intelligent apes wreak havoc on San Francisco and set the stage for a forthcoming sequel...."

Aug. 12, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

My Name Is Khan
In this Bollywood film, a boy with Asperger's syndrome grows up to become a husband trying to reunite with his wife after the events of 9/11.
"...up in Mumbai and lives as an adult in San Francisco, where he falls in love, marries, and begins..."

Feb. 12, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Nim's Island
This girls adventure story that stars Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, and Gerard Butler bears the reminder that we should all be the heroes of our own life stories.
"...her scientist father (Butler), and Alexandra Rover (Foster), a San Francisco agoraphobe who writes adventure novels about the escapades..."

April 4, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Jet Li and Jason Statham spar and provoke all-out war among the Asian mobs.
"...leads an FBI unit tracking the Asian Mafia in San Francisco. His only goal is to find Rogue. But..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

You Kill Me
Cuddlier and more charming, this alcoholic-hit-man comedy isn’t your typical John Dahl noir, but it is offbeat, lovably deadpan, and just tart enough.
" work for anyone else.” So Frank relocates to San Francisco to work the Alcoholics Anonymous program, finding a..."

July 13, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Bridge
An emotional and aesthetic whirlpool of horror, fascination, beauty, and resignation gives Eric Steel's Golden Gate Bridge suicide documentary an eerie power.
"...flies down, down, down into the choppy waters of San Francisco Bay below. At first, you don’t believe what..."

Jan. 26, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Pursuit of Happyness
Will Smith plays a self-made success who trains as a stockbroker even though he is homeless and raising a young son on the streets of San Francisco in this movie based on the true-life story of Chris Gardner.
"...and raising a young son on the streets of San Francisco. When the film begins, Gardner's life balances between..."

Dec. 15, 2006 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Just Like Heaven
This romantic comedy about a winsome, charming ghost and the man who loves her sidesteps abundant potential clichés through sheer dint of the acting skills on display.
"...people in that most notoriously alive of American cities, San Francisco, and then having the nerve to make one..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
Well-considered, beautifully made, and often gripping in its narrative, this film examines a man's complex relationship with a flock of wild parrots.
"...summer’s breakout film star be Mark Bittner, a graying San Francisco hippie with no girlfriend, no apparent means of..."

May 13, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Assault on Precinct 13
This new version of John Carpenter's classic is superfluous in the extreme, and while it’s not technically a bad movie, per se, viewers unfamiliar with the film’s lineage will likely write it off as yet another midwinter also-ran, the sort of action film that never quite takes off and instead focuses on random gun battles and cheesy dialogue.
"...attempt a remake of Big Trouble in Little China: San Francisco will be in ruins if that ever comes..."

Jan. 21, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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