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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bay of the Living Dead: Billy Clift Has Bette Davis Eyes

Bay of the Living Dead: Billy Clift Has Bette Davis Eyes

Welcome to Bay of the Living Dead,  a twice-a-month column about the horror genre. Robert Aldrich’s Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1965) remains one of the best known and beloved titles in the Bette Davis filmography.  Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte was the follow-up…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse movie listings for March 16-22, 2011

Artists' Television Access. To Dream of Falling Upwards: S.F. premiere of an occult thriller involving sex magick and clowns. Fri., March 18, 8 p.m. $6. "War Resistance": Other Cinema: Short antiwar films. Sat., March 19, 8:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia…
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Calendar, Night&Day Shop at Barney's

Shop at Barney's

The Cremaster Cycle films are either your thing, or they're not. If you like lush, shocking, obliquely allegorical art films, none is finer. Matthew Barney's Vaseline sculptures, deep-background testicular structure, and gorgeous image-construction are famous, and justly so. The seven…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fasten Your Seatbelts

Fasten Your Seatbelts

We all have our favorite screen actresses, but none are more steadfast in their affections than gay men. Ask Doris Day, Elizabeth Taylor, or Cher, whose gay fans never wavered (unlike those fickle heteros) after the stars stepped away from…
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Calendar, Night&Day Parent Trap

Parent Trap

Curse the day — Halloween 1993 — that River Phoenix OD’d. Not only did we lose a gifted and sensitive young actor, but also the path was cleared for Leonardo DiCaprio to have a major career. (The anniversary this month…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Art House

Castro Theatre. The Letter and The Little Foxes: Double feature of Bette Davis classics. Wed., Oct. 8, 12:30 p.m. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning: What hath the…
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Music, Hear This Flowing bodily fluids and a surreal sort of evil

Flowing bodily fluids and a surreal sort of evil

Vancouver’s metal czar 3 Inches of Blood employs two vocalists for double the theatrical impact. Cam Pipes goes for the operatic histrionics, allowing his voice to alternately soar to the Rob Halford heavens and gnash tales of beasts with distain.…
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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks for the week of May 30.

The Bette Davis Collection, Vol. 2 (Warner Bros.) A Fine Romance (Tango) Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster (Dark Sky) Freedomland (Sony) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Fox) Hercules/Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules (Image) John Wayne: An American Icon Movie Collection…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman ( Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members We're interested in your film or video event.…
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Culture, Stage Cross-Dressed to Kill

Cross-Dressed to Kill

The Bette Davis vehicle Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte was widely panned when it appeared on movie screens in December 1964. Conceived as a sequel to the schlock hit What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, which starred Davis and Joan Crawford, Charlotte…
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Calendar, Night&Day Revival Riot

Revival Riot

Film lovers refer to the 1930s as the Golden Age of Cinema, particularly 1939, when both Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz were released. On a local level we have that annus gloriosus to thank for the…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Slumming


THURS 6/24 What is a dive bar, anyway? Is it a run-down place with sticky floors and lewd graffiti in the bathrooms? A dark, edgy hangout for the disreputable drunk? Or just a joint with a jukebox, a pool table,…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen For Christ's Sake!

For Christ's Sake!

SAT 7/5 Most cult-movie revivals require one or more of the following: shouting profanities at the screen, doing the "Time Warp," or getting smacked in the head by a piece of flying toast, à la The Rocky Horror Picture Show.…
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Second Time Around

White Heat and All About Eve James Cagney's surplus energy expressed itself on screen in fellow-feeling and psychosis, in youthful high spirits as well as embittered rage, and in a 100-proof charm that alternated with homicidal cruelty. Once he started,…
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