Piano Man

So Rocketman commences with Elton John (Taron Egerton), dressed in a pomegranate-hued devil costume, striding toward a circle of metal folding chairs. In recovery...

Rio Bravo

The lunatic proposal to wall off America’s southern border from sea to sea is a waste of both time and treasure.The implications of this...

Final Fight

Like many others at the end of a life of violence, the would-be demiurge Thanos has retired to the country. His new planet looks...

The Magic Word

Mostly satisfying, often juvenile, Shazam is a Christmas-in-Easter superhero origin story. It’s Xmas in Philadelphia. Young Billy Batson (Asher Angel) is brought via subway...

Space Force

Expert script-flippage gives texture to the heartfelt female empowerment message in Captain Marvel. It begins as a war-on-terror movie, with an extraterrestrial military gearing...

‘Wreck-It Ralph’ sequel has some laughs, but a shortage of big...

Despite the promisingly wide scope of the world wide web, the animated Ralph Breaks the Internet doesn’t get to be about what it’s about...

Five Easy Splices

The Stinson Beach Doc Fest, now in its fifth year, offers a truly filmic treat under one roof—and for a good cause. The festival...

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...

Movie Reviews

Alpha (1:37) A young Ice Age–era hunter befriends and tames a lone wolf, kicking off several millennia of boy-and-his-dog stories.An American in Paris: The...

Movie Times

 Alpha (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:35, 5:15, 7:55, 10:20An American in Paris: The Musical (NR) Lark: Sat-Sun 1Assassination Nation (R) Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:30, 2:10,...