Film Reviews

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


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

‘The Darkness’ Rides a Scary-Movie Renaissance

Bloodletting and bad taste make up today’s film noir. Read story.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Pollock Theater’s Script to Screen Hosted ‘Jaws’

Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb shares biting anecdotes. Read story.

Monday, April 18, 2016

‘Batman v. Superman’

Why are superheroes fighting one another? Read story.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

‘Embrace of the Serpent’ Infiltrates Your Dreams

Columbian Director Ciro Guerra has a vision to impart in this slow, black-and white-tour of the Amazon River basin. Read story.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

‘The Club’ Confronts Church Abuses

The film is set around a house of penance for priests guilty of molestation. Read story.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
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