Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am’ an inspiring, absorbing documentary about a very private person

"An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of [a] legendary storyteller and Nobel prize winner".
Film Review: Judy starring Renee Zellweger

Film Review: Finding ‘Judy’

My neighbor Kitty telephones one afternoon and says, “let’s go see Judy.” Since we do not know anyone named Judy, I quickly figure out she is referring to the acclaimed film biography of Judy Garland, starring Renee Zellweger.OK, I say. Where is it playing? At the Presidio? Oh, I...
Get Out: Film Night with San Francisco Symphony

In Review: Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ with live score by San Francisco Symphony

During its 2019-2020 season, the SF Symphony continues with its popular Film Series, providing a remarkable way to enjoy great American cinema. Each film is stripped of its soundtrack, and the musical score then is recreated and performed live by the SF Symphony.Scheduled for this season are Get Out...
Michael Luwoye & Isaiah Johnson

San Francisco Theater News: ‘Hamilton’ at BroadwaySF extended through May 31, 2020

Still haven't seen the smash Broadway hit Hamilton?Good news for those in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.BroadwaySF has announced the historical musical based on Founding Father Alexander Hamilton has been extended through May 31, 2020.As you may already know this is a hot ticket. So be prepared...
Harriet - Film Review

Film Review: ‘Harriet’ inspires and heals

American film director Kasi Lemmons has been interviewed extensively on her vision for her stirring film biography of Harriet Tubman. Lemmons has said:She was incredibly strong. She was incredibly tiny….This very small, very strong, very fierce woman was doing this work in incredibly turbulent times….The physicality involved in...

Theater News: San Francisco’s Magic Theatre announces artistic director Loretta Greco will depart end of 2019-2020 season

Magic Theatre is now in its 53rd year of continuous operation. Loretta Greco has been artistic director since 2008.
BroadwaySF Golden Gate Theatre - San Francisco

San Francisco Theater News: SHN is now BroadwaySF, Madonna ‘Madame X Tour’ arrives this month

Theater news out of San Francisco this week regarding branding of one of the city's most prominent theater houses.SHN has announced a name change. Going forward the company, known for bringing Broadway touring musicals to San Francisco, will be known as BroadwaySF.Per the news release: "The new name projects a...
Downton Abbey Film Review 2019 - Stark Insider

Film Review: ‘Downton Abbey’ a pleasant, glossy experience with beautiful cinematography

From 2010 to 2015 the Downton Abbey television series fascinated American audiences. Created by Julian Fellowes, the miniseries chronicled the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family in the early 20th century, after the Great War (1914-1918) and before the Great Depression.Downton Abbey The Movie was made for devoted fans...
OFFICIAL SECRETS - Film Review- Keira Knightley

Film Review: ‘Official Secrets’ a fascinating glimpse into British intelligence

Keira Knightley’s performance is central to the success of the film.