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What’s Happening: San Francisco General Hospital Foundation announces ‘Hearts in SF’

15th anniversary of iconic fundraiser scheduled for early 2019.
Rosamund Pike / A Private War

A Private War: “You only cry when you bleed” (Review)

Rosamund Pike stars as celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin.
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Stark Insider Presents: The Flintstone House (Video)

Yabba Dabba Do. A new Stark Insider Presents video is here. Take a look inside The Flintstone House, an iconic fantasy land located just south of San Francisco. New owner Florence Fang chats with Loni Stark about re-visiting her youth and the joy of the famed Flintstones television series, the 5...
Green Book - Napa Valley Film Festival Fall arts preview

First Look Fall Arts: ‘Green Book’ to open Napa Valley Film Festival (Nov. 7 – 11)

Welcome to the eighth annual Napa Valley Film Festival (November 7 – 11), just 47 miles north of San Francisco. Less than a month after the devastating fires which swept across wine country, the Festival moves forward to create a memorable week of the best in cinematic storytelling. Of particular...
Film Review: 'Nutcracker and the Four Realms' perfect for family holiday time

Film Review: ‘Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ perfect for family holiday time

With drawbridges, castle moats, marching tin soldiers, fog, ravens, shooting stars, and a truly mesmerizing Mouse King, along with a mysterious godfather scientist wearing an eye patch, there is plenty to interest viewers of all ages.
op 10 Horror Films of All-Time

Top 10: Best horror movies of all-time

Okay, its that time of year again. A well-received reboot of Halloween just arrived, with Jamie Lee Curtis reprising the iconic role that would forever cement her as the scream queen -- and, further, create a "last girl" with brains, her performance paving the way for many more strong female...
Film Review: 'Time for Ilhan' is about the village, building it, believing in it, sustaining it.

Film Review: ‘Time for Ilhan’ is about the village, building it, believing in it, sustaining it

Of the many fine documentaries featured in the 2018 Mill Valley Film Festival, Time for Ilhan stands out for its sheer excitement and joy as we watch an essentially shy refugee embark on an amazing journey from wife and mother to an elected official in the city of Minneapolis. Ilhan...
Green Book film award Mill Valley Film Festival

Comedy-drama ‘Green Book’ comes up big at Mill Valley Film Festival

Some indie film news out of San Francisco today. Peter Farrelly's Green Book has taken home the audience favorite award at the Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF). Starring Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen (A History of Violence, Far from Men) and Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Crossing Over), the comedy-drama continues to...
The Whistleblower of My Lai - Film Review

Film Review: ‘Whistleblower of My Lai’ a memorable fusion of opera and documentary

Jeanne Powell reviews The Whistleblower of My Lai, an outstanding documentary from the 2018 Mill Valley Film Festival. Connie Field is the director of this remarkable fusion of opera and documentary about the massacre of 500 Vietnamese civilians by American troops in 1968, and the courage of one young helicopter...