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Calendar, Night&Day When Movies Mattered

When Movies Mattered

Left coasters may not pay much attention to the New York film scene, but the Apple’s exhibitors, curators, festivals, and critics set the agenda for the entire country. The great majority of non-Hollywood cinema -- art films, foreign films, retrospectives,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Manila Confidential

Manila Confidential

In the Tarantino era, when a machine gun (or a baseball bat) isn’t a weapon so much as a punch line, directors have a hell of a time getting moviegoers to feel violence. Any serious attempt to go even further,…
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Shepard's Headlock

It can be dispiriting to be an art-house film programmer in the Internet age, since there's always the risk of some bore perusing your hard curatorial work and declaring, "Nice lineup. I assume I can get all of these on…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Other Hollywood

The Other Hollywood

It's been more than three decades since Deep Throat united smut peddlers and intellectuals in the name of free speech. But in an era when Jenna Jameson's autobiography is reviewed by the New York Times and the ability to pole…
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Zoom Lens

Desert Clich on Film Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' film program, one of the most exciting in town since Joel Shepard moved over from the Cinematheque, scores again with a powerhouse selection of recent Israeli films. Like the current…
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