A winning musical detective story about a failed, forgotten early '70s rocker who became a huge success halfway across the world while presumed dead for decades.
Tween-targeted indie sports drama focuses on a driven junior tennis champ whose sidelining injury gives her a chance to experience normal teenage life for the first time.
A long winning streak like Berkeley Rep's was bound to hit a snag sooner or later. Unfortunately, it's arrived in what had been the most eagerly anticipated new play of the Bay Area season.
Potent docu "Addiction Incorporated" chronicles the long and tortured road traveled to establish federal regulation of the tobacco industry -- a cause finally won largely due to the revelation that…
A diverting if lightweight treatment of a serious topic from helmer Giambattista Avellino and co-writer Fabio Bonifacci.
While it could use a little tightening, "God's Plot" is one homegrown Shotgun hit that might well take root in other venues.
A third feature for director/co-scenarist Francesco Falaschi ("I Am Emma," "Last Minute Marocco") that feels like an immature first, "This World Is For You" is breezy to a fault in depicting the…
After a run of genre films and disappointing lit adaptation "The River Why," writer-director Matthew Leutwyler goes for something more personal with "Answers to Nothing."
Recalling the once-imposing San Francisco attraction that offered myriad entertainment options from the fin de secle until its demise in the 1960s, "Sutro's: The Palace at Lands End" plays like an…
Enjoyably ridiculous "Manborg" finds Canadian film collective Astron-6 parodying the Reagan era's most disposable VHS sci-fi features, just as their concurrent "Father's Day" mocks its low-end horror…
Winnipeg collective Astron-6's first feature, "Father's Day," is a gleefully tasteless quasi-grindhouse nasty that's funnier than most of the many such parodic cheesefests that have been created…