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Music, Hear This Goblin: Show Preview

Goblin: Show Preview

While the band got its start emulating the bombastic sounds of Yes and Genesis, Italian prog-rock outfit Goblin didn't take flight until it was commissioned to score director Dario Argento's 1975 bloody masterwork Profondo Rosso (aka Deep Red). The atmospheric…
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Arthouse Movie Listings August 14-20, 2013

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful: Documentary film about Keiko Fukuda, the most accomplished woman in the history of judo. Thu., Aug. 15, 7 p.m. free with museum admission. 200 Larkin, San…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Following Preview Is Heartily Approved

The Following Preview Is Heartily Approved

We love all manner of film geek, from the guy who always finds a way to say “Truffaut” in public to the woman who haunts the night in front of flickering silent films. A new subset, however, is close to…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse movie listings for September 23-29, 2009

To submit a listing, e-mail Artists' Television Access. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Produced by Rod Stoneman, in attendance. Thu., Oct. 1, 8 p.m. $6. Saltwater Sunday Salon: The folks behind the Saltwater film host happy hour. Sundays,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bleed Out

Bleed Out

In much the same way that countryman Sergio Leone reinvigorated the all-American genre of the Western, Italian director Dario Argento infused “B” horror films with fresh blood. Employing a brazen palette of eye-popping colors and over-the-top soundtracks, Argento rescued psychological…
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Music, Reviewed The Alps

The Alps

This is the third offering from S.F. psych-folk supergroup the Alps, aka Jefre Cantu-Ledesma (Tarentel), Alexis Georgopoulos (Arp, ex-Tussle), and Scott Hewicker (Troll). It's also the group's first official studio album. Phil Manley of the Champs and Trans Am stepped…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>The Mother of Tears</i>

The Mother of Tears

Smashed heads! Smashed faces! A woman disemboweled and hanged with her own guts! Vaginal impalement with, er, a snap-together vagina impaler! Already a vocal cult calls the long-awaited, long-deferred final film in Dario Argento’s “Three Mothers” trilogy some kind of…
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Film, One Bad Mother

One Bad Mother

A topsy-turvy Escherland exists where Dario Argento's The Mother of Tears is considered a twisted classic, and it is a magical place. Up is down, sour is sweet, sewer rat tastes like pumpkin pie, and Hitchcock never made a more…
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News, Feature Asia Rising

Asia Rising

Audiences at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival might have been less surprised by a glimpse of Asia Argento's anus — the sole body part she has yet to bare onscreen — than by the revelation that somehow, somewhere, she had…
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Film, Hot on Arrival

Hot on Arrival

There's basically only one reason to see Olivier Assayas' self-consciously hypermodern, metasleazy, English-French-Chinese-language globo-thriller Boarding Gate, and her name is Asia Argento. An authentic daughter of darkness (child of Italian horror auteur Dario Argento) and self-proclaimed Scarlet Diva (the title…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Local Film Programmer

Shepard is an aficionado of outré cinema, from the '70s sexploitation epics of no-budget queen Doris Wishman to the baroque gore of horror maestro Dario Argento, from Charles Burnett's overlooked tales of black city life to British experimentalist John Maybury's…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

People & Places

Five Best Stops on a Brokenhearted Girl's Road to Recovery You've returned those stupid bluegrass CDs that you never liked anyway, and made your last midnight drunk-dial. The romance is Officially Over, and now you're cycling through Elisabeth Kübler-Ross' five…
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Calendar, Night&Day Feast for the Soul

Feast for the Soul

It's hard to figure out which is the main attraction at Peaches Christ's annual summer movie series "Midnight Mass": The delicious romp through cinematic camp intended and otherwise, or the alternately hilarious and frightening pre-film spectacles Peaches tacks to the…
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Second Time Around

The Beyond Broke and out of options, Liza (Catriona MacColl) decides to reopen a creepy Louisiana hotel she has recently inherited. Little does she know that it contains one of the seven gates to hell (this explains the structure's history…
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