Movie Reviews

Movie Review: Dunkirk

Movie Review: Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan's time-bending WWII epic 'Dunkirk' delivers on the hype. The Dunkirk Miracle of World War II gets the Christopher Nolan treatment in Dunkirk.

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Movie Review: War for the Planet of the Apes

Movie Review: War for the Planet of the Apes

With plenty of action and plenty of heart, War is top notch Apes. The latest in the Apes franchise delivers top-notch acting and timely allegory.

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Movie Review: The Big Sick

Movie Review: The Big Sick

Holly Hunter shines, while cross-cultural love story tests Kumail Nanjiani's chops. Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan play cross-cultural lovers acting against their parents' wishes in The Big Sick.

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Movie Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Movie Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming

The latest Spidey reboot is the funniest of them all. We skip the origin story and poor old Uncle Ben in the latest 'Spider-Man' installment.

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Movie Review: The Beguiled

Movie Review: The Beguiled

Sofia Coppola reboot of 1971 drama is less beguiling than bewildering. It's unclear what prompts these Confederate ladies to take in a Union deserter in 'The Beguiled'?

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Movie Review: Maudie

Movie Review: Maudie

Biopic follows the life and times of Canadian painter Maud Lewis. Michael Bay assaults movie screens across the country with his latest 'Transformers' installment.

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Movie Review: Monterey Pop

Movie Review: Monterey Pop

After 50 years, the seminal concert doc gets remastered release. The Monterey Pop documentary captured seminal moments in rock history and redefined the concert film genre.

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Movie Review: Transformers: The Last Knight

Movie Review: Transformers: The Last Knight

The latest robot cars installment from Michael Bay is impressive, bewildering. Michael Bay assaults movie screens across the country with his latest Transformers installment.

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Movie Review: The Mummy

Movie Review: The Mummy

Universal reboots walking dead franchise but fails to unearth anything new. Sofia Boutella plays the undead princess Ahmanet in the Tom Cruise-starring The Mummy.

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Movie Review: Cars 3

Movie Review: Cars 3

Pixar seems to be painting by numbers and taking things personally on third auto flick. Lightning McQueen gets his groove back with a little help from Cruz Ramirez in Cars 3.

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Movie Review: My Cousin Rachel

Movie Review: My Cousin Rachel

Rachel Weisz stars in this eerie adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier novel. Rachel Weisz seems to have been born for the titular role in My Cousin Rachel.

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Movie Review: Wonder Woman

Movie Review: Wonder Woman

There is nothing an audience likes better than the sight of a woman with a sword. A long, long overdue movie, given our taste for superheroics, Wonder Woman deserves to be a hit. All the things that go right here overwhelm the couple of things that don't.

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Movie Review: I, Daniel Blake

Movie Review: I, Daniel Blake

Cannes hit performs welfare check on Britain's frayed safety net. An elderly carpenter and a single mother comfort each other as they navigate a broken social welfare system in 'I, Daniel Blake.'

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Movie Review: Paris Can Wait

Movie Review: Paris Can Wait

If this Eleanor Coppola film is worth it, Diane Lane makes it so. If 'Paris Can Wait' is worth watching, it's because of Diane Lane.

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Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

The fifth installment of the Disney franchise founders despite its starpower. You call this a script?! Javier Bardem's portrayal of Salazar can't save Pirates 5.

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Movie Review: Alien Covenant

Movie Review: Alien Covenant

Astronauts make increasingly illogical decisions in latest Alien installment. In Alien: Covenant, a haunting score and beautiful production can't ward off ultimate disappointment.

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Movie Review: A Quiet Passion

Movie Review: A Quiet Passion

The life of Emily Dickinson is explored in this subtly humorous film. Cynthia Nixon, right, takes on the role of poet Emily Dickinson in the new biopic from Terence Davies.

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Movie Review: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Movie Review: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Guy Ritchie forges cockney swagger, multiple medieval legends; it's weird. Yeah... King Arthur: Legend of the Sword makes no sense.

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Oakland Eats: Juhu Beach Club Chef Preeti Mistry

August 11, 2015

Oakland Eats: Juhu Beach Club Chef Preeti Mistry

Juhu Beach Club in Temescal offers comfort food with a welcome Mumbai twist.

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Q&A: Haven Chef Charlie Parker

July 08, 2015

Q&A: Haven Chef Charlie Parker

In the heart of Oakland's Jack London Square area, Haven is one of the city's prime casual dining spots, serving generous shared dinners and revamped comfort food classics. The man in the kitchen is executive chef Charlie Parker, a fresh Oakland resident and a p...

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Why Buy a Home in Oakland? (Sponsored)

July 08, 2015

Why Buy a Home in Oakland? (Sponsored)

If you’re looking to buy a home in Oakland, now might be the time. The area is expecting to see a significant increase of homes built and purchased this year. First-time homebuyers and persons looking to invest are among a couple of the biggest groups that are ...

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DJ D-Sharp Brings the Beat to Golden State Warriors Games

June 11, 2015

DJ D-Sharp Brings the Beat to Golden State Warriors Games

Oracle Arena is home to some of the most passionate and loudest fans in the NBA during Golden State Warriors games, and DJ D-Sharp is there to provide the soundtrack. Perched in a DJ console above the action on the court, D-Sharp keeps the energy up during game ...

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