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Calendar, Night&Day Traffic Jam

Traffic Jam

Based on the true story of the collusion between British and Australian governments to illegally ship tens of thousands of children from the U.K. to Australia for more than a century, well into the late 1960s, Oranges and Sunshine is…
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Film, "Oranges and Sunshine": Heartbreaking True Story Hits the Right Emotional Notes

"Oranges and Sunshine": Heartbreaking True Story Hits the Right Emotional Notes

Based on the true story of the collusion between British and Australian governments to illegally ship tens of thousands of children from the U.K. to Australia for more than a century, well into the late 1960s, Oranges and Sunshine is…
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Film, Truth Syrup

Truth Syrup

It's the cover-up, stupid! It doomed Nixon during Watergate, got Clinton impeached, inspired outrage against the Catholic Church, and apparently it's just part of the day-to-day operations at places like Enron and Tyco. The initial crime is bad enough, but…
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Film, French Kiss-Off

French Kiss-Off

Apart from "I Am Fascinating" and/or "My Parents Are Horrid," the reigning theme of film students' movies is "Lovers Are Bonkers." Thus, it comes as no surprise when a director's first feature contains many elements that'll be instantly familiar to…
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She Ain't Heavy, She's My Sister

Hilary and Jackie Directed by Anand Tucker. Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Starring Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths, and David Morrissey. Opens Friday, Jan. 15, at the Embarcadero Center. Genius can be a terrible, destructive gift. Jacqueline du Pre, the brilliant…
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Body and Soul

The Boxer Directed by Jim Sheridan. Written by Sheridan and Terry George. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, and Brian Cox. At Bay Area theaters. Forget about the overgrown-adolescent lovers of Titanic and the May-December Looney Tunes lovebirds of As Good…
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Bits and Pieces

No great feature films this year! Only some very good ones: Ma Saison Preferee (a 1993 film by Andre Techine), Big Night (Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott), James and the Giant Peach (Henry Selick), Flirting With Disaster (David O. Russell),…
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