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Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘3 Days To Kill’

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Bay Area theater openings, Feb. 23

OPENINGSLasso of Truth Jasson Minadakis directs the world premiere of Carson Kreitzer's comic-book play about the man who created Wonder Woman and the women who inspired him, his wife and his live-in lover. Alive and [Read entire story]

Bay Area theater openings, Feb. 23

OPENINGSLasso of Truth Jasson Minadakis directs the world premiere of Carson Kreitzer's comic-book play about the man who created Wonder Woman and the women who inspired him, his wife and his live-in lover. Alive and [Read entire story]

Album review: Momo Kodama, ‘La Vallée Des Cloches’

Pianist Momo Kodama's entrancing new disc offers a glimpse of that second lineage, in performances that boast an apt combination of clarity and insinuation. The Messiaen, a rarely performed late work infused (naturally) [Read entire story]

Album review: Momo Kodama, ‘La Vallée Des Cloches’

Pianist Momo Kodama's entrancing new disc offers a glimpse of that second lineage, in performances that boast an apt combination of clarity and insinuation. The Messiaen, a rarely performed late work infused (naturally) [Read entire story]

Album review: Beck, ‘Morning Phase’

Rock It turns out there was a legitimate reason for Beck's lack of activity in recent years - he suffered a back injury that severely limited his ability to hold a guitar, let alone perform. The songs here are similarly [Read entire story]

Album review: Beck, ‘Morning Phase’

Rock It turns out there was a legitimate reason for Beck's lack of activity in recent years - he suffered a back injury that severely limited his ability to hold a guitar, let alone perform. The songs here are similarly [Read entire story]

‘Pretty One’ feeds off Jenée LaMarque’s curiosity over twins

"Throughout elementary school, these twin girls were the most popular kids in my class," she says. [...] LaMarque recalls, Zoe came into the room and started her audition, and I just started laughing hysterically at [Read entire story]

‘Pretty One’ feeds off Jenée LaMarque’s curiosity over twins

"Throughout elementary school, these twin girls were the most popular kids in my class," she says. [...] LaMarque recalls, Zoe came into the room and started her audition, and I just started laughing hysterically at [Read entire story]

Opening Friday

If You Build It Nonstop 7 Boxes Stalingrad [Read entire story]

Opening Friday

If You Build It Nonstop 7 Boxes Stalingrad [Read entire story]

Now Playing

About Last Night Courageous in its coarseness but gutless in its portrayals, this update of the 1986 film indicts the bar scene while celebrating it. The actors are fine - Kevin Hart is emerging as a good comic actor, [Read entire story]

Now Playing

About Last Night Courageous in its coarseness but gutless in its portrayals, this update of the 1986 film indicts the bar scene while celebrating it. The actors are fine - Kevin Hart is emerging as a good comic actor, [Read entire story]

Ask Mick LaSalle: Best picture winning top Oscar? Not likely

Best picture winning top Oscar? True, with ranked voting, members could give high ranks to both, but there's also the fact that "The Wolf of Wall Street" is pretty much a comedy, and a lot of people resent [Read entire story]

Ask Mick LaSalle: Best picture winning top Oscar? Not likely

Best picture winning top Oscar? True, with ranked voting, members could give high ranks to both, but there's also the fact that "The Wolf of Wall Street" is pretty much a comedy, and a lot of people resent [Read entire story]

DVD Reviews / Newhart: Complete Second Season

While still just a stand-up comedian, but about to be elevated into sitcom TV, Bob Newhart stopped in San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel one day in 1966 to tell me that his main shtick was attitude. Using his subtle [Read entire story]

DVD Reviews / Newhart: Complete Second Season

While still just a stand-up comedian, but about to be elevated into sitcom TV, Bob Newhart stopped in San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel one day in 1966 to tell me that his main shtick was attitude. Using his subtle [Read entire story]

‘Hank: 5 Years From the Brink’ review: Behind the bailouts

"Hank: 5 Years From the Brink" tells the story of the 2008 U.S. economic crisis from the point of view of your friendly neighborhood treasury secretary, Henry Paulson. The documentary doesn't overflow with insights [Read entire story]

‘Omar’ review: Oscar contender lacks subtlety

The virtues of "Omar," a thriller about the Palestinian conflict, are overshadowed by a one-sided political message. Director Hany Abu-Assad showed real talent in "Paradise Now," his 2005 film about suicide bombers, but [Read entire story]

‘In Secret’ review: Woman trapped in 19th century

[...] every bit of intelligence and strength she possesses, every passionate impulse and every capacity for joy and ecstasy become, not the building blocks of a self-created, satisfying existence, but the means by which [Read entire story]