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Return of the Badfellas (and Ladies): Seven Films to Watch This Week

Usually critics are one film behind. In the case of David O. Russell's American Hustle, it appears they're one film ahead for a change.

Cheap(er) Thrills: Seven Films to Watch This Week

Making movie recommendations can be a dicey proposition. Luckily, picks for flicks to see at Another Hole in the Head, which kicked off on Black Friday and runs almost up until Christmas, hardly need to come with a warning--a certain potential for awful-ness is all part of the fun.

Give Thanks: An Interview with Kathleen Hanna

It pains me to say it, but there isn't much going on in movies over Thanksgiving. Big studios know they have a captive audience, so they dump some of their least interesting flicks over the long holiday. Do yourself a favor (unless you've got kids, then definitely go see Disney's Frozen) and plop down on the couch in front of some Netflix and consider something to be really thankful for: the continuing existence of Kathleen Hanna.

Local Filmmakers Shine in Cinema By The Bay

It's been a banner year for SF-based film productions--even my own usually quiet, Inner Richmond neighborhood has seen multiple crews filming in the past few months. 

What Are You Working On? With Carlton Evans

7x7 checks in with a member of the local film scene and takes their temperature. This week, we chat with film producer and Disposable Film Fest founder Carlton Evans. 

Rated X: 7 Films to Watch This Week

Originally created by the MPAA in 1968, at the same time as the classifications G, PG and R, the original intention of the X rating was to denote 'adult content.'

Soul Sensations: 7 Films to Watch This Week

Anyone who's ever been out on a Friday night knows that Soul Music is a big deal in San Francisco. Despite the fact (or perhaps because of it) that most of its major canon was recorded over 40 years ago, on any given night in the city you can hear all varieties of soul, from girl groups to boogaloo, from slow jams all the way to jitter-inducing Northern Soul.

What Are You Working On? Q & A With Michael House

7x7 checks in with a member of the local film scene and takes their temperature. This week, we chat with film director Michael House.

Become Your Own Guru at the Atheist Film Festival

There's no zealot like a convert, so the saying goes, and if you believe it the word "atheist" might set you to minor fits, suffering from visions of being buttonholed by a very very serious young man in glasses reading you the riot act about how your god is dead. Have no fear: The organized atheists of today are not your father's atheists--ok, maybe they are--but they're nothing like pimple-faced vegans roaming burger joints in search of their next convert.

What Are You Working On? with Jen Chaiken

Jen Chaiken

7x7 checks in with a member of the local film scene and takes their temperature.

What's your name, how old are you, and where do you live in The Bay Area?

My name is Jen Chaiken, I'm 41, and live in San Francisco.

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