Arts: Cheers!

The 40th annual Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) sure knows how to pick ’em. This year, with fires raging through wine country, the brass...

Film: ‘Lucky’ Man

Harry Dean Stanton, who died in September, was something better than a movie star, a character actor with some 60 years of credits. Lucky...

Feature: Over the Hill

The Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) just turned 40. Want to know how long that is? If you were born the night of the...

Arts: Infectious Love

“It’s kind of a brutal story,” Jerry Hannan says. “Brutal, but beautiful.”The Marin County musician is describing Mad Hannans, a new documentary about the...

Film: Type Tribute

Doug Nichol’s friendly and ruminative documentary concerns a piece of analog tech that still has an alchemical power. A black-and-white true-crime grabber starts California...

Film: Disruption

Oh, Mother! Can this really be the end, to be stuck in J-Law’s earhole with the Messiah blues again? Scene after scene, in tight...

Film: Si Se Puede

The film ‘Dolores’ tells the story of Dolores Huerta, a working-class mother who helped create a farmers’ union in the 1950s.Peter Bratt’s documentary...

Film: Gaslight

Was Karl Marx actually Jack the Ripper? If director Juan Carlos Medina’s The Limehouse Golem doesn’t actually ask that question, it asks a similar...

Film: Jersey Girl

The lovable Sundance hit comedy Patti Cake$ proves John Waters’ law that “hating fat people is the last acceptable prejudice.” It’s a relatively wise...

Film: Wiseguy

By Richard von BusackFew stories of the underworld beat 1973’s The Friends of Eddie Coyle as an illustration of bank robber Willie Sutton’s saying,...