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Film, "The Spectacular Now": A Fine Attempt to Solve the Problem of Teen Emotion

"The Spectacular Now": A Fine Attempt to Solve the Problem of Teen Emotion

However played out the high-school-coming-of-age may seem in movies, it still happens in real life. Well, isn't that reason enough to have another go at a movie about it? What's special about James Ponsoldt's The Spectacular Now, adapted by Scott…
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Film, "Smashed": The Complications of Getting Well

"Smashed": The Complications of Getting Well

Movies about drugs and alcohol may be a dime (bag) a dozen, but James Ponsoldt's Smashed is so beautifully shot and well-acted as to transcend the genre. Centered on twentysomething alcoholic Kate (an excellent Mary Elizabeth Winstead), the film further…
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Repertory Film Listings

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr2006@yahoo.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. For additional Reps Etc. listings, go to sfweekly.com.…
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