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Culture, The Exhibitionist See Cary Grant Gender-Bend in <i>I Was a Male War Bride</i> at Berkeley Pacific Film Archive

See Cary Grant Gender-Bend in I Was a Male War Bride at Berkeley Pacific Film Archive

"Dad somewhat enjoyed being called gay," Cary Grant's daughter Jennifer wrote in her 2011 memoir. "He said it made women want to prove the assertion wrong." The dashing Grant was clearly secure enough with himself to take on a gender-bending…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Return of Archibald Leach

The Return of Archibald Leach

Archibald Leach was a con man. Too harsh? He wouldn’t think so. But if you prefer, call him a self-made man. In Hollywood in the 1930s, Leach transformed himself from a gawky, overeager British vaudevillian into a dapper romantic lead…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings August 31-September 6

Artists' Television Access. Naco Es Chido: Directed by Sergio Arau. Wed., Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m. $7. OpenScreening: Monthly open-submission screening of film shorts with feedback from attendees. Thu., Sept. 1, 8 p.m. $5. "By Chance and by Sleight of Hand":…
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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week

The All New Super Friends Hour: Season One, Volume One (Turner) American Carny: True Tales From the Circus Sideshow (Koch Vision) Cary Grant: 4-Disc Collector's Set (Republic) Casablanca (Warner Bros.) Death Sentence (Fox) Eagle vs. Shark (Miramax) Evil Roy Slade…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Hitchcock on Holiday

Hitchcock on Holiday

To Catch a Thief: Special Collector's Edition (Paramount) Starring Cary Grant as a cat burglar and Grace Kelly as a hot-to-trot heiress, this is easily one of Alfred Hitchcock's slightest films, especially coming on the heels of Rear Window; indeed,…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Repertory Film Listings

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr2006@yahoo.com). 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. For additional Reps Etc. listings, go to sfweekly.com.…
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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks for the week of November 14:

Brothers of the Head (IFC) Cary Grant: The Franchise Collection (Universal) CSI: The Complete Sixth Season (Paramount) Cream: Royal Albert Hall (Rhino) 49 Up (First Run) Friends: The Complete Series Collection (Warner Bros.) The Green Mile: Two-Disc Special Edition (Warner…
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Dining, Eat Sin and Dumplings

Sin and Dumplings

I read the November-December flyer for the Balboa Theater with mixed emotions, equal parts elation and dread. There are certain kinds of movies that I will willingly -- nay, eagerly -- cross the city for: silents with live musical accompaniment,…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Repertory Theaters

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). 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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Film, His Guy Friday

His Guy Friday

There is a phrase bandied about that other film industry -- "gay for pay" -- that means exactly what it says. The queer thing is, this switch-hitting work ethic obviously applies to the "straight" industry as well, since actors not…
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Film, Just One of Those Biopics

Just One of Those Biopics

"Is this one of those avant-garde things?" a dying Cole Porter (Kevin Kline) warily asks Gabe (Jonathan Pryce), a sort of Ghost of Musicals Past who appears out of the ether to shepherd the composer through the this-was-your-life montage that…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). 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…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). 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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Film, Reel World

The Dreamlife of Angels

A new year means a fresh slate -- of films. We movie fans indulge in airbrushed expectations of a perfectly fabulous year in cinema, at least until the first dog of January fouls the air. But while I'm still floating…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). 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. For additional Reps Etc. listings, go to…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). 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. For additional Reps Etc. listings, go to sfweekly.com.…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). 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…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). 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. For additional Reps Etc. listings, go to…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps List

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. For additional Reps Etc. listings, go to sfweekly.com. We're interested in your film…
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Dining, Eat Shanghai Express

Shanghai Express

Maybe it's inevitable after writing about movies and food on a concurrent basis for a decade or so, but most of the restaurants I've been to lately remind me of a film I've seen five or six times, or one…
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