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    Calendar, Night&Day After Dark, My Sweet

    After Dark, My Sweet

    Calling all Warren Oates fans: A tough-minded tribute to the late, great character actor unspools tonight as part of Not Necessarily Noir 3, Elliot Lavine’s latest compilation of grittily shot, morally ambiguous and unapologetically brutal films from the last half…
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    Film, <i>Scared</i> Stiff

    Scared Stiff

    If you have any awareness at all of the existence of Running Scared -- no, not the Gregory Hines/Billy Crystal cop buddy comedy, but the new film written and directed by Wayne Kramer -- chances are you have but one…
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    Home Entertainment, DVDish A Bounteous Bunch

    A Bounteous Bunch

    Sam Peckinpah's Legendary Westerns Collection (Warner Bros.) At a mere $42 through most websites, this four-film boxed set ranks among the best ever compiled; not only does it contain the restored version of one of the greatest movies of all…
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    The Mild Bunch

    The Hi-Lo Country Directed by Stephen Frears. Written by Walon Green, from the novel by Max Evans. Starring Woody Harrelson, Billy Crudup, and Patricia Arquette. Opens Friday, Jan. 15, at the Cinema 21. "Freedom's just another word for nothin' left…
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    Second Time Around

    The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage The sight of a man consumed in the act of creation becomes tumultuously moving in The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage, a lyrical, crystalline 34-minute documentary that features joltingly fresh images of…
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    Peckinpah in Black and White and Color

    Directed, written, and edited by Paul Seydor. Narrated by Nick Redman, with the voices of Ed Harris, Ernest Borgnine, Edmond O'Brien, and others. At the Opera Plaza, Dec. 6-12, with a restored 35mm print of The Wild Bunch. When I…
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    Down by Law

    Don Hyde doesn't want to go to trial in Kentucky. "It's like being dropped down a rabbit hole," he says. Hyde's hallucinogenic Alice in Wonderland analogy couldn't be more appropriate. An investigation of an LSD ring snared the 48-year-old Healdsburg,…
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    Calendar, Night&Day


    Dance What with Mark Morris, Bill T. Jones and the upcoming Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre collaboration with Anna Deavere Smith, Cal Performances is producing a phenomenal year of contemporary dance. But the group is just as aggressive in presenting…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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