Reviews

20 May 2022

Local Web Series “City Folx” Brings Drag King Laughs

Drag performance may be getting its moment in the pop cultural spotlight thanks to the likes of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”  However, that spotlight’s mainly shining on drag queens, not drag kings.  Instead of waiting for some mainstream media outlet to notice the talent of drag kings, local director Rae Dawn

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08 Dec 2021

YEAR OF THE SPIDER: An Interview with Shannon & the Clams

Although Shannon and the Clams’ new album was completed shortly before COVID-19 seized the globe, it wasn’t forged free of tumult. In 2019, Shannon Shaw, the Clams’ magnetic front woman, was driven from her Oakland apartment by a persistent peeping tom. Later, on the eve of the Clams’ tour with

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 0
06 Jun 2017

So Your Hero is a Monster: Dealing with Disillusionment

Heroes are humans, and when they are ruined, when their actions come to light, you didn’t ruin them by telling people. They ruined themselves.

Hannah Harkness 0
06 Mar 2020

Using Delicious Food, to Squash Coronavirus Xenophobia

Misinformation and ignorance is leading to xenophobic acts and heavy drops in Asian restaurant attendance. Avital Tours, a culinary experience company in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York is fighting back the best way they know how: with food. They have developed a robust, self-guided walking tour highlighting the best of San Francisco Chinatown.

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
15 Jan 2020

The awesome shorts and features at the 22nd SF IndieFest!

Hey, Broke-Ass Readers!  Are you ready to encounter a beautiful nude woman with a glowing crucifix on her body?  How about seeing in person the man who brought the world “The Great Rock ‘N’ Roll Swindle?” Or do you want to hear the strange-but-true story of the attempt to create a “Sundance of the East?”  If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, you’re ready for the 2020 edition of the San Francisco Independent Film Festival aka S.F. IndieFest!

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30 Dec 2019

10 Tips Just in Case You Want to See CATS on Acid

by Hannah Harkness I will start by saying that this is not a review of CATS (2019). If you want a review of CATS, use your old pal Google to find the flock of culture vultures currently circling this CGI nightmare. I do not presume to have any new analysis

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19 Dec 2019

2019’s Best Indie Horror Films

by Jonas Barnes This year was full of blockbusters, franchise milestones, and what will be the end of a decades long saga with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but I’m not here to talk about those. I’m a cinema fan across the board, but I’m specifically an indie cinema

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19 Dec 2019

‘Cats’ Coughs up a 17% on Rotten Tomatoes, Reviews are HILARIOUS

Feline getting tortured for 2 hours?  The CGI film adaption of ‘Cats’ that cost $95 million to make, is an uncanny valley full of cat puns, celebrities in weird computer fur, and horrific plot choices according to most film critics. British director Tom Hooper, who previously turned the stage musical

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0