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Local & Repertory As the Palaces Burn This new crime documentary follows

Local & RepertoryAs the Palaces Burn This new crime documentary follows singer Randy Blythe, of the band Lamb of God, who is charged with the… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2014

Opening Anchorman 2: Super-Sized Ron Burgundy and his ’80s TV pals are

OpeningAnchorman 2: Super-Sized Ron Burgundy and his ’80s TV pals are now free to curse like sailors in this recut of the 2013 comedy, playing… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2014

Local & Repertory Bastards SIFF concludes its Monday night “Recent Raves!” series

Local & RepertoryBastards SIFF concludes its Monday night “Recent Raves!” series with Claire Denis’ recent French crime tale. Her cryptic approach only adds to the… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2014

Local & Repertory •  The Act of Killing Like Armenia and Rwanda,

Local & Repertory• The Act of Killing Like Armenia and Rwanda, Indonesia belongs to that second tier of genocides outside modern European borders. In making this… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2014

Local & Repertory •  DocBrunch Discussion follows the screening of last year’s

Local & Repertory• DocBrunch Discussion follows the screening of last year’s Inequality for All, in which UC Berkeley professor Robert Reich shows how the inequality curve… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2014

Local & Repertory •  The Act of Killing Like Armenia and Rwanda,

Local & Repertory• The Act of Killing Like Armenia and Rwanda, Indonesia belongs to that second tier of genocides outside modern European borders. During 1965–66, world… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2014

Local & Repertory •  Fight Club Every lame buddy flick features a

Local & Repertory• Fight Club Every lame buddy flick features a ritual fist fight that bonds its two male leads, and that cliched meta-scene is the… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2014

Local & Repertory •  The Bicycle Thief Launching SAM’s The Golden Age

Local & Repertory• The Bicycle Thief Launching SAM’s The Golden Age of Italian Cinema series, The Bicycle Thief had a million-dollar budget (in today’s money) and… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2014

Local & Repertory •  Alien This is likely Ridley Scott’s 2003 director’s

Local & Repertory• Alien This is likely Ridley Scott’s 2003 director’s cut of the sci-fi classic, which hardly needed improvement back in 1979, when it had… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2013

The worst kind of interviews are what we in the trade call

The worst kind of interviews are what we in the trade call “phoners.” Face-to-face is best, and email interviews at least allow deliberate, considered answers.… Continue reading

JANUARY10 Meryl Streep plays it big and broad in the screen adaptation

JANUARY10 Meryl Streep plays it big and broad in the screen adaptation of Tracy Letts’ acclaimed play August: Osage County, directed by John Wells and… Continue reading

Robert De Niro gets into a fist fight with Sylvester Stallone. Leonardo

Robert De Niro gets into a fist fight with Sylvester Stallone. Leonardo DiCaprio does bumps of blow off a stripper’s breasts. And Joaquin Phoenix has… Continue reading

Local & Repertory •  Fiddler on the Roof Sing-Along What do Jews

Local & Repertory• Fiddler on the Roof Sing-Along What do Jews love about Christmas? Where to start? The parking? Easy! You can go for a nice… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2013

1 Her See review. 2 The Great Beauty Paolo Sorrentino’s sensational consideration

1Her See review.2The Great Beauty Paolo Sorrentino’s sensational consideration of modern-day Italy in decline uses aging playboy journalist Jep (the sublime Toni Servillo) as a… Continue reading

January 3 At SIFF, Bettie Page Reveals All celebrates the life of

January3 At SIFF, Bettie Page Reveals All celebrates the life of the pinup queen (who died in 2008), apparently with new interviews from the famously… Continue reading

Local & Repertory •  Elf SEE THE PICK LIST, PAGE 40. • 

Local & Repertory• Elf SEE THE PICK LIST, PAGE 40.• It’s a Wonderful Life Times are tough in Frank Capra’s 1946 It’s a Wonderful Life. Banks are… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2013

Local & Repertory •  Auntie Mame SEE THE PICK LIST, PAGE 44.

Local & Repertory• Auntie Mame SEE THE PICK LIST, PAGE 44.• Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp made the most of the opportunity given him by Tim Burton in… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2013

Local & Repertory •  ERASERHEAD SEE THE PICK LIST, PAGE 24. • 

Local & Repertory• ERASERHEAD SEE THE PICK LIST, PAGE 24.• The Limey A smart, funny, and hauntingly elliptical 1999 film from Steven Soderbergh. Terence Stamp gives a… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2013

Local & Repertory •  Casablanca SEE THE PICK LIST, PAGE 40. • 

Local & Repertory• Casablanca SEE THE PICK LIST, PAGE 40.• Days of Heaven SEE THE PICK LIST, PAGE 40.differently, Molussia Director Nicolas Rey will attend the screening… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2013

Local & Repertory •  Aguirre, the Wrath of God How to explain

Local & Repertory• Aguirre, the Wrath of God How to explain Klaus Kinski to Americans unfamiliar with the dead German actor? Think of him as a… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2013