movies

22 Jul 2019

Arty Horror Films, Spiders From Mars, & Other Offbeat Movies Coming to the Bay

August may be the month of summer’s dog days.  Lazing in the sun may seem preferable to being in a darkened theater.  But some of the offbeat films coming in the next few weeks might very well inspire re-thinking of that position.  The coming weeks sees a drag queen pageant

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02 Jul 2019

Tattoo Artists, Three Film Festivals, And More

The S.F. Bay Area’s art cinema has some great alternatives to the typical Hollywood summer fare.  The next few weeks offer three different film festivals, several music films, anniversary celebrations, an incredible South Korean political thriller that might otherwise slip under your radar, and a couple of Broke-Ass screenings for

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13 Jun 2019

Weird-Ass Movies Playin’ in the Bay

For cinema multiplex goers in Anywhereville, USA, the arrival of June means the coming of the newest summer superhero tentpole movies and animation franchises’ newest installments.  But for broad-minded San Francisco Bay Area filmgoers, June means a chance to see films that sometimes have few qualms cranking their wildness up

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13 May 2019

Quirky & Interesting Arthouse Films Coming to the Bay Area…Including Cat Videos

Hey, cinema adventurers!  Feel like trying something that’s crunchier or more meaty for your film diet?  Some of the Bay Area’s repertory and art house theaters have you covered. Here are some of the intriguing things coming up over the next few weeks. May 15 Bad Black–You may have heard

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09 Apr 2019

Highlights from “What The Fest!?” NYC Film Festival and Events.

Hello from NYC, BAS readers! Last week I had the pleasure of checking out one of the best film festivals around for its second year. “What The Fest!?” took place at the IFC Center in Manhattans West Village neighborhood for 4 fantastic days filled with horror, indie and documentary films

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04 Apr 2019

AOC, BBC & Claire Denis: Preview Of SFFILM Festival 2019

Broke-Ass readers living in the S.F. Bay Area who want longer immersion in the world of film outside the Hollywood sphere are in luck next week.  April sees the return of the annual SFFILM Festival. Formerly known as the San Francisco International Film Festival, this two week event enters its

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08 Feb 2019

Why to You Should Watch More Mainstream Asian Films

Guest post by Peter Wong Why should you watch the more commercial Asian films?  Let’s paint some word pictures: *Because you’ll see some terrified passengers crawl along the car’s luggage rack to avoid the zombies which have packed a train’s passenger car (“Train To Busan”). *Hong Kong action cinema legend Chow Yun-Fat

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28 Jan 2019

Hooray! The SF Independent Film Festival is Here!

Guest Post by Peter Wong Love independent film but too broke to head out to Park City for either Sundance or Slamdance?  Such local film-lovers are in luck, as the 21st San Francisco Independent Film Festival (aka IndieFest) returns to the Roxie and Victoria Theatres to bring both fun and

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