Mike the Knife

Slasher films never seemed particularly frightening, even in their heyday, circa 1975–85, which David Gordon Green’s Halloween tries to commemorate.Like flaunting the silly Satanic...

Seeing Red

In Mandy, we face the question of how much you can gussy-up the kind of movie that most people have been watching since they...

Rocket’s Red Glare

In First Man, Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) compresses seven years in the astronaut Neil Armstrong’s life, from testing the hypersonic aircraft X-15...

Feast of Film

To a vast number of local film fans, the annual Mill Valley Film Festival is like a 10-day-long Roman feast, a cinematic bacchanal in...

Edge of Glory

How over-the-moon you are about A Star Is Born depends on how gaga you are about Lady Gaga. The likely winner of the next...

Sing For Life

After more than 50 years of art and activism, songwriter, social pioneer and longtime Sonoma County resident Holly Near is now the subject of...

Duck and Covfefe

The straight-faced lunacy visible in the restored 1982 documentary The Atomic Cafe proves Einstein’s comment that the bomb changed everything but our way of...

Film: Trumpster Fire

Michael Moore’s scattershot documentary Fahrenheit 11/9 is shrewd, effective, state-of-emergency work—a furious reply to the event of Nov. 9, 2016, and the way, in...

Film: Better Watch ‘Saul’

Born Jimmy McGill, Saul was a short-con artist and petty criminal who got a quick degree at a South Pacific law school. As “Saul...

Film: Men Will Be Boys

Those enamored with Woody Allen’s work—with his middle-aged heels seeking young girls, the stale approach to how artsy, hip New Yorkers once talked, disguised...