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Film, Lars von Trier's <i>Antichrist</i> puts characters, and audience, through the wringer

Lars von Trier's Antichrist puts characters, and audience, through the wringer

Lars von Trier's doggedly outrageous, fearsomely ambitious two-hander is so desperate to make you feel something — if only a terrible sensation of nothingness — that it's almost poignant. Most simply put, Antichrist revels in the gruesome ordeal of a…
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Culture, Stagecap

Aaah! Rosebud!

Thunderbird Theatre Company's unabashedly goofy homage to that sled at the heart of Citizen Kane is most enjoyable when the physical silliness is at its peak. When, for instance, heroes and villains duke it out with stale Italian bread (all…
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Music, Heady Metal

Heady Metal

When it comes to heavy metal, 2005 will be remembered as the year that the promising "Sounds of the Underground" tour debuted, metalcore dominated the scene popularity-wise, and Iron Maiden got egged at Ozzfest. There weren't a lot of big…
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Calendar, Night&Day

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, June 23, 2004 Most of us know at least one grammar Nazi who takes delight in correcting our speech ("That's to whom, you ninny!"), usually in front of attractive members of the opposite sex. So reading an entire book…
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Film, Reel World

Touch of Evil

House of Angels The Ninth Street Media Arts Consortium is just three months away from moving into its new digs on Ninth between Mission and Howard, a hop and a skip down the boulevard from its current home. The consortium…
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Second Time Around

Eternal Youth Many of Orson Welles' films tackle such Big Themes as the Nature of Truth (Citizen Kane) or the Corruption of Justice (Touch of Evil). The delightful half-hour film The Fountain of Youth -- filmed as a TV pilot…
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Film,

Second Time Around

The Magnificent Ambersons With Citizen Kane, this truncated Orson Welles masterpiece of 1942 forms a diptych of American life over a 50-year period, from the 1890s through 1941. Cut by RKO from its original 131-minute length to 88 minutes, saddled…
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Calendar, Halloween

Beat the Press

Sphere of Influence In Citizen Kane, after Kane's paramour gives a dreadful opera performance, Orson Welles finds Joseph Cotten back in the office, passed out drunk on top of a half-written negative review. Kane finishes writing the pan, OK's it…
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Second Time Around

Kane Meets Ivan In the early 1940s Orson Welles and Sergei Eisenstein each made a pair of films set in their nations' past that were at the same time oblique comments on their nations' present. Both Welles' Citizen Kane (1941)…
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Second Time Around

Frank Capra's American Dream Not the sappy populist of legend, Frank Capra, rather, was a demon-driven visionary who like a modern Rumpelstiltskin spun a golden America out of wishes, dreams, and straws in the wind. Kenneth Bowser's documentary, exec-produced by…
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