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Life During Wartime July 22, 1998

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Hellfire

Your Friends & Neighbors Directed and written by Neil LaBute. Starring Ben Stiller, Aaron Eckhart, Catherine Keener, Amy Brenneman, Jason Patric, and Nastassja Kinski. At area theaters. As the lights came up after a screening of the new Neil LaBute…
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Hot and Bothered

Snake Eyes Directed by Brian De Palma. Written by David Koepp. Starring Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise, Carla Gugino, and Stan Shaw. Opens Friday, Aug. 7, at area theaters. Nicolas Cage has never seemed more dazzling than he does in the…
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Life During Wartime

Saving Private Ryan Directed by Steven Spielberg. Written by Robert Rodat. Starring Tom Hanks, Ed Burns, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies, and Matt Damon. Opens Friday, July 24, at area theaters. The first shot in Steven Spielberg's remarkable World War II…
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Armageddon Directed by Michael Bay. Written by Jonathan Hensleigh and J.J. Abrams. Starring Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck, Steve Buscemi, and Billy Bob Thornton. Opens Wednesday, July 1, at area theaters. Michael Bay is the director of Bad Boys…
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Raging Buddha

Kundun Directed by Martin Scorsese. Written by Melissa Mathison. Starring Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Tencho Gyalpo, and Lobsang Samten. Opens Friday, Jan. 16, at the Regency I. Martin Scorsese's Kundun is a deeply ceremonial experience, a serene pageant of colors, rituals,…
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Send in the Clones

Alien Resurrection Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Written by Joss Whedon. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Ron Perlman, Winona Ryder, Brad Dourif, and J.E. Freeman. At area theaters. You can't exactly call Alien Resurrection a pleasurable experience, but, then again, you wouldn't say…
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Blame It on the Boogie

Boogie Nights Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly, and Don Cheadle. Opens Friday at the Kabuki. Writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights opens with a sinuous, breathlessly extended tracking…
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Bomb

The Peacemaker Directed by Mimi Leder. Screenplay by Michael Schiffer. Starring George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Marcel Iures, Alexander Baluev, and Rene Medvesek. Opens Friday, Sept. 26, at the Kabuki and the Alhambra. The Peacemaker is the first feature from DreamWorks,…
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Losing It

The Game Directed by David Fincher. Screenplay by John Brancato and Michael Ferris. Starring Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Carroll Baker, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and Deborah Kara Unger. At area theaters. The Game is a puzzle picture, and beyond its premise there…
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Women Under the Influence

She's So Lovely Directed by Nick Cassavetes. Screenplay by John Cassavetes. Starring Sean Penn, Robin Wright Penn, John Travolta, Harry Dean Stanton, and Gena Rowlands. At area theaters. Excess Baggage Directed by Marco Brambilla. Screenplay by Max D. Adams, and…
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Our Not So Brilliant Careers

Career Girls Written and directed by Mike Leigh. Starring Katrin Cartlidge, Lynda Steadman, Kate Byers, Mark Benton, Andy Serkis, and Joe Tucker. At the Embarcadero Center. Mike Leigh's new film, Career Girls, is compact and minor. I don't mean that…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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