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The Divine Order - Film Review - Mill Valley Film Festival

‘The Divine Order’ a gentle reminder of what the ordinary person can accomplish (Review)

In 1971, a young housewife organizes the women of her town to petition for the right to vote.
Roman J. Israel, Esq. - Film Review

Film Review: Denzel Washington memorable in ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’

And don’t forget the classic soundtrack ranging from Duke Ellington and Pharoah Sanders to George Clinton Jr. and Marvin Gaye.

In Photos: A postcard from Venice Beach

There's Starbucks. Lots of 'em. Whole Foods, yep -- no less a massive flagship location (but what I would for a normal candy section). And, even Trader Joe's. So it does feel a lot like the San Francisco Bay Area or any other major US city for that matter. But...
The San Francisco Symphony announces its annual holiday concert season | November 30 - December 31, 2017

What’s Happening: Seth MacFarlane headlines San Francisco Symphony holiday concerts

Comedian, actor, and all-round guy-with-the-smile Seth MacFarlane is set to headline the San Francisco Symphony annual holiday concert season. We have those details and more below, including the full schedule. Mark your calendars, once again SF Symphony has pulled out all the stops. Grammy Award-nominated Seth MacFarlane will join the...
Stark Insider 2017 Short Film Collection - Who is Stark Insider? - By Clinton and Loni Stark

2017 Short Film Collection: Who is Stark Insider? (VIDEO)

5-part Stark Insider short film collection is Now Playing.
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Ever wake up only to discover fish in the fridge? (VIDEO)

Ever wake up only to discover fish in the fridge? I know. Cliche! But, we're on the last short film from the "Stark Insider 2017 Short Film Collection" (rolls right off the tongue), and we were bound to end off on an everyday scenario, for better or worse. In this installment,...
The Lion in Winter - Custom Made Theatre San Francisco Review

A campy Christmas at the Custom Made Theatre Company

The Lion in Winter is a family drama with stakes that make Lear look like a petty squabble. It’s 1183, and King Henry II of England rules a good chunk of Europe. His three sons all want the crown—and the hand of Alais, the French princess who is their...
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New Stark Insider Short Film: You. Really. Got. (VIDEO)

A malevolent rock-and-roll force inhabits Loni Stark and delivers a baffling message.
The Eva Trilogy Review - Magic Theatre, San Francisco

A new Irish epic at Magic Theatre

Multi-part epics are always intimidating. They’re a big commitment to make in advance, and there’s a sense of failure if you don’t see them through. No one wants to be the quitter who only saw Voyage (in Stoppard’s The Coast of Utopia) or Das Rheingold (in Wagner’s Ring cycle)....