A “Jurassic World” that is exciting but trapped by its own legacy

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In this fifth installment, the creativity feels forced, as the dinosaurs get more menacing and horrifying thanks to CG effects…

SF: Twin Peaks Tunnel closure affects Muni services

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There will be no Muni train service at West Portal and Forest Hill stations during the Twin Peaks Tunnel closure…

SF: New plan to keep Civic Center station safe

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SF Mayor Mark Farrell and Police Chief William Scott unveiled a new plan Wednesday to address public safety…

SF: Chinatown herb store owner faces charges

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An owner of a herb store in SF Chinatown is being charged of selling prescription drug without a license…

“Incredibles 2″ is overstuffed but still fun

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What makes the “Incredibles” movie stand out from run-of-the-mill super hero movies is that our heroes have to suppress their showy powers and the desire to be, well… heroes…

Leno concedes San Francisco mayor’s race to London Breed

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Former state Sen. Mark Leno conceded the race for San Francisco mayor Wednesday…

SF urged Congress to honor Chinese WWII veterans

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San Francisco Supervisor Norman Yee urges the Congress to honor Chinese American World War II veterans with the Congressional gold medal…

True horror raises it head in “Hereditary”

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Like most horror movies, the origin of the scares reveal itself gradually as the story unfolds. Surprisingly, the film only becomes to go further into the dark after a good half of the movie…

Human and an A.I. computer chip become one in “Upgrade”

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At times, “Upgrade” feels more like a comedy, especially during the fight sequences where Logan Marshall-Green has to show shock in his face while causing harm to his victims…

Ethan Hawke delivers a subtle powerhouse performance in “First Reformed”

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The intentional confident pacing of this intensely quiet film only serves to highlight the dread and lack of hope in a society that is losing its soul in spite of existing under the eyes of the church…

Four amazing women in a dreadful “Book Club”

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The “Fifty Shades” books provide the motivation for these women to spice up their love lives, may it be taking up the courage…

Election feature: Alameda County Measure A

Measure A is a sales tax measure for childcare and early education in Alameda County…

A refreshing take on the “Revenge” cautionary tale

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Helmed by French Writer/Director Coralie Fargeat, from afar, “Revenge” looks like any other revenge tale, even the title does not scream original…

Election feature: Oakland Measure D

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Measure D establishes a twenty-year, annual “special” parcel tax to fund Oakland library direct services…

A painfully delicate romance thrives in “Disobedience”

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Chilean Director Sebastian Lelio had his last two films representing Chile in the Best Foreign Film Oscar race with his last film ”A Fantastic Woman” picking up the grand prize…

“Godard Mon Amour” paints an cinema master in artistic crisis

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This story is illustrated from the view point of Anne. Some revelations include how she had been put down by Godard’s words when she’s considering roles to play for other directors…

Amy Schumer amplifies her charm in “I Feel Pretty”

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In this Sino-U.S. co-production, one of the best woman comedians Amy Schumer gets to play up her relate-able charm despite an uneven story filled with loopholes…

Pure Hollywood logic and entertainment in “Rampage”

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“Rampage” is nothing but pure Hollywood entertainment. Dwayne Johnson flaunts his magnetic charisma playing the usual charming hero…

Silence triumphs in “A Quiet Place”

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Told between flashbacks and the present, the motivation of the players’ actions are shown and inferred…

“Ready Player One” says the 1980s shall be the perfect era

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The movie feels like you’re watching a bunch of teenagers playing VR video games. Instead of making viewers feel immersed in the story, we are bombarded by the impressive VR visuals, some familiar, some foreign and fresh…

(中文) 影評: 古怪、浪漫並帶特殊風格的《犬之島》

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“Isle of Dogs” plays along well as another of Director Wes Anderson’s quirky little movie. Being his second animation feature…

A more exciting and warm “Tomb Raider”

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There is no lack of breath-taking action sequences. Compared with the Lara Croft at the turn of the century…

A.G. Sessions calls out Oakland Mayor Schaaf

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“No one elected me to be fearful,” Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf told reporters, responding to a fresh round of criticism…