movies

19 Nov 2018

Incredibly Weird Films to See this Holiday Season

GUEST POST BY PETER WONG If it’s entertainingly weird, it’s San Franciscan.  This rule of thumb doesn’t mean the San Francisco holiday season doesn’t have its improvised ice rinks or its Starbucks Christmas Lattes.  But in San Francisco and other simpatico places around the Bay Area, you can cinematically mark

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02 Oct 2018

‘All About Nina’ Is The Powerful Story We Need Right Now

For those that follow me, you know that I’m a stand-up comedian along with being a writer on this very site. I’ve been involved in comedy for a little over a decade and I’ve come across all sorts of comedians along the way. I’ve considered myself an ally to women,

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18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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24 Sep 2018

“The NUN” Is A Scareless, Messy, Catholic Nightmare

If you follow my writing here on Broke-Ass Stuart, you know that I am a huge horror fan. I’m a fan of all sorts of horror, good & bad alike. Whether it’s a major release or a new indie gem, I’m usually down to give it a watch. You’d also

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06 Sep 2018

Hopeful Stories in Dark Times: The SF Green Film Festival

As fires raged in Napa and Sonoma counties, San Franciscans woke up to their cars covered with ash. The color of the sky morphed into an ominous shade of brownish orange.

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07 Jun 2018

“Hereditary” is a Slow Burning, Evil to the Core, Nightmare

“Hereditary” Starring: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Milly Shapiro, Alex Wolff, Ann Dowd Does the film being called “this year’s The Exorcist” live up to the hype? Well…sort of. Allow me to explain, please. Director Ari Aster comes out swinging in his feature film directorial debut, “Hereditary”, and presents a layered

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14 May 2018

Join me for Movie Trivia Night at Monarch TONIGHT!

I’m hosting a movie trivia night at Monarch TONIGHT! It’s gonna be SO much fun! All the details below are from the Facebook invite. Join us for Monarch’s very own trivia night! Hosted by SF’s notoriously famous Broke Ass Stuart. For this time around, we’re tackling all the Blockbusters you can

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11 May 2018

“Life Of The Party” is a Generic, Paint-By-Numbers Comedy

“Life of The Party” Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Julie Bowen, Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph, Christina Aguilera, Matt Walsh The latest Melissa McCarthy movie is exactly what 90% of Melissa McCarthy vehicles have been. She’s out of her element, does physical comedy, has zany lines that seem improvised and there are pretty

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25 Apr 2018

Review: “You Were Never Really Here” Is A Slow Burning Artsy Conundrum

  “You Were Never Really Here” Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix’s Beard, A Little Girl, An Old Lady, Guys With Hammer Wounds Directed By: Lynne Ramsay “You Were Never Really Here” was both the title of the movie and a reference to missing plot points. Honestly, the plot was thin,

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