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Calendar, Night&Day After Dark, My Sweet

After Dark, My Sweet

Calling all Warren Oates fans: A tough-minded tribute to the late, great character actor unspools tonight as part of Not Necessarily Noir 3, Elliot Lavine’s latest compilation of grittily shot, morally ambiguous and unapologetically brutal films from the last half…
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Scared Stiff

If you have any awareness at all of the existence of Running Scared -- no, not the Gregory Hines/Billy Crystal cop buddy comedy, but the new film written and directed by Wayne Kramer -- chances are you have but one…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish A Bounteous Bunch

A Bounteous Bunch

Sam Peckinpah's Legendary Westerns Collection (Warner Bros.) At a mere $42 through most websites, this four-film boxed set ranks among the best ever compiled; not only does it contain the restored version of one of the greatest movies of all…
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The Mild Bunch

The Hi-Lo Country Directed by Stephen Frears. Written by Walon Green, from the novel by Max Evans. Starring Woody Harrelson, Billy Crudup, and Patricia Arquette. Opens Friday, Jan. 15, at the Cinema 21. "Freedom's just another word for nothin' left…
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Second Time Around

The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage The sight of a man consumed in the act of creation becomes tumultuously moving in The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage, a lyrical, crystalline 34-minute documentary that features joltingly fresh images of…
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Peckinpah in Black and White and Color

Directed, written, and edited by Paul Seydor. Narrated by Nick Redman, with the voices of Ed Harris, Ernest Borgnine, Edmond O'Brien, and others. At the Opera Plaza, Dec. 6-12, with a restored 35mm print of The Wild Bunch. When I…
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Down by Law

Don Hyde doesn't want to go to trial in Kentucky. "It's like being dropped down a rabbit hole," he says. Hyde's hallucinogenic Alice in Wonderland analogy couldn't be more appropriate. An investigation of an LSD ring snared the 48-year-old Healdsburg,…
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Night+Day

Dance What with Mark Morris, Bill T. Jones and the upcoming Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre collaboration with Anna Deavere Smith, Cal Performances is producing a phenomenal year of contemporary dance. But the group is just as aggressive in presenting…
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