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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Out of the Furnace</i>: Bale, Affleck, and Much Manly Anguish

Out of the Furnace: Bale, Affleck, and Much Manly Anguish

Rust belt life is rough for the brothers played by Christian Bale and Casey Affleck in Out of the Furnace, and it only gets rougher when they're forced to endure an incursion of downplayed macho movie clichés. Director Scott…
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Dining, SFoodie There's Arsenic in Your Rice, The Foie Gras Ban Stands, and Starbucks Says, "Screw You, Soy Lovers!"

There's Arsenic in Your Rice, The Foie Gras Ban Stands, and Starbucks Says, "Screw You, Soy Lovers!"

A vegan bakery has been on the horizon for a while now; Picnic Bakery is planning on opening a shop in Upper Haight. Excitement abounds! Laura and Meave at Vegansaurus got a chance to sample some of their desserts and…
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Film, "I'm Still Here": Joaquin Phoenix implodes &#151; we think

"I'm Still Here": Joaquin Phoenix implodes — we think

I'm Still Here — "that Joaquin Phoenix movie" — capitalizes on an anxiety that is very of-the-moment, uniting pop cultural phenomena as seemingly disparate as the too-stupid and/or good-to-be-true Jersey Shore characters, James Franco's baffling side careers as a professional…
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Film, "The Killer Inside Me"

"The Killer Inside Me"

Implicit in its title, the premise of The Killer Inside Me — directed by Michael Winterbottom from Jim Thompson's 1952 crime novel — could be summed up in a classified ad: Texas cop with pleasant boyish demeanor seeks compliant dames…
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Film, Beantown Boys Make Good

Beantown Boys Make Good

"Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid," Raymond Chandler wrote in 1950's "The Simple Art of Murder," smacking the ascot off the drawing-room mystery and all its crime-solving…
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Film, FilmCap

Dear Coward Robert Ford: Please come Back and Kill Brad Pitt

Calling all pundits. It's a baffling caprice of the zeitgeist to have two studio westerns released in the same month, 30-odd years after the genre basically gave up the ghost. James Mangold's better-than-competent 3:10 to Yuma has provided a harmonica…
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