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Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll. Korea. The 41st San Francisco International Film Festival April 22, 1998

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And Now, On With the Show: SFIFF Week 2

American Cuisine (France, 1998) In this gentle farce in which sexual love is a poor cousin to the passion aroused by good food, U.S. Navy chef Loren (Jason Lee) is dismissed from his post after being deemed incapable of "making…
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S.F. International Film Festival

The 42nd annual San Francisco International Film Festival runs over 15 days and presents over 100 movies. It's the biggest annual celebration of cinema in this city -- which is saying a lot, given that we seem to have a…
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Last Picture Shows

The second week of the Mill Valley Film Festival, running through Sunday at various venues in that town and also at Larkspur's Lark Theater, features some of its best offerings, including a repeat of Bill Condon's Gods and Monsters (this…
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Festival Harvest

Every autumn Mill Valley is transformed into a movie festival town that, while perhaps not on par with Cannes or Telluride, has at least some of the glamour of the former and the small-town ambience of the latter. This year…
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Zoom Lens

Junk Food Masashi Yamamoto's Junk Food opens at dawn and ends as the sun rises again the following day. During that 24-hour stretch, the film prowls the mean streets of a Tokyo that feels like a dozen different cities all…
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Second Time Around

Scarface-san: Two More by Tai Kato Ya gotta love those bluntly explicit Japanese movie titles. Swordplay-film master Tai Kato's 1966 Korean-vs.-Japanese gangster movie A Man's Face Shows His Personal History (playing Saturday at the PFA) takes its title from a…
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Second Time Around

"Blossoms and Swords: The Films of Tai Kato" Samurai and yakuza films dominated Japan's movie screens for decades; but here in the U.S. most people think the genres begin and end with a couple of Kurosawas and John Belushi's Saturday…
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Snake Sisters and Naked Killers

The East Bay stands sadly Chow-less now that the UC Theater has shut down its Thursday night "Festival Hong Kong" movie series due to dwindling attendance. Lucky for us, the intrepid staff of the Bridge Theater, still beaming with the…
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Second Time Around

Blind Beast One of 1997's great moviegoing pleasures was the Yasuzo Masumura retrospective at the Pacific Film Archive. Masumura's work -- he directed a staggering range of films, from anti-war statements to exploitation -- helped inspire the Japanese New Wave…
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Zoom Lens

New Asian Cinema Starting the second edition of the New Asian Cinema series on the same day as the Godzilla invasion may be like shooting rubber bands at the big lizard, but then again, the Four Star Theater could be…
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Zoom Lens

Hitman A terrifically funny Hong Kong thriller with Jet Li as a shy bumpkin from the mainland trying to make a living in a crew of low-rent hit men. When a mysterious super-hit man known as the "King of Killers"…
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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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