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‘The Big Sick’

Film is a huge step forward for diversity in Hollywood, and is all the funnier and more painful for the crossed wires of Pakistani and American cultures.
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Saturday, September 23, 2017

‘Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World’

This fascinating documentary packs a lot of info, sobering sociocultural revelations, and stirring music into a revelatory two-hour journey.
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

‘Dolores’

The film gives valuable, equal time to Dolores Huerta, an undeservedly lesser-known but vitally important figure in the farmworker struggle and grape boycott. Read story.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Deepest State

New documentary ‘Icarus’ exposes Russian sports doping scheme. Read story.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

‘The Exception’

Even Christopher Plummer can’t save this film; check out reruns of Hogan’s Heroes instead. Read story.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

It Comes At Night

Playing on fears, this survivalist horror flick is a surreal thought-provoker. Read story.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Boatmaker Screens at S.B. Maritime Museum

Ken Minor will speak on his hand-built sailboat. Read story.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Megan Leavey

Kate Mara portrays a complex woman who refuses to give up. Read story.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

‘Chuck’ Ain’t Requiem for a Heavyweight

Film captures wonderfully naturalistic gritty graininess of ’70s movies. Read story.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

“Alien: Covenant’

This prequel has nothing left to hide, but does offer legitimate spookiness. Read story.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

‘Lost City of Z’ Is Subtly Powerful

The slow-paced thought-provoker examines Amazonian exploration. Read story.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

‘Colossal’

Poignant film explores the nature of evil. Read story.

Monday, April 24, 2017

‘Ghost In the Shell’ Fails Beloved Japanese Franchise

Scarlett Johansson’s stilted delivery of mostly dumb dialogue never rings true. Read story.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

‘Cradle of Champions’ at SBIFF

Golden Gloves documentary celebrates spirit of New York City Read story.

Friday, February 17, 2017

SBIFF Honors Warren Beatty

The actor/director/producer receives the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film. Read story.

Friday, December 2, 2016
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