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Culture, The Exhibitionist Talking with '80s Sweetheart and New Author Molly Ringwald About Her Debut Novel

Talking with '80s Sweetheart and New Author Molly Ringwald About Her Debut Novel

This summer, a friend and I were watching Sixteen Candles in Dolores Park where a group of girls on the blanket next to us would not shut their faces. People were shooting them contemptuous looks the same way Molly Ringwald's…
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Film, "Applause": Paprika Steen Outshines Dim Direction

"Applause": Paprika Steen Outshines Dim Direction

Appearing in every frame of Applause, Thea Barfoed (Paprika Steen), an aging actress and recovering alcoholic trying to get her life back together, is a woman under the influence — of Gena Rowlands's Myrtle Gordon, another aging, alcoholic actress, in…
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Film, Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing

The Skeleton Key ranks high on the list of 2005's funniest films, bested only by the first two-thirds of Wedding Crashers, all of The Aristocrats, and that part in Stealth when the airplane starts sassing Josh Lucas. Doubtful that was…
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Love for Sale

Playing by Heart Directed and written by Willard Carroll. Starring Angelina Jolie, Ellen Burstyn, Dennis Quaid, Gena Rowlands, Sean Connery, Ryan Phillippe, and Gillian Anderson. Opens Friday, Jan. 22, at the AMC1000. Elevate The Jerry Springer Show a notch or…
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Love Hurts

It's surprising, and a little dispiriting, that John Cassavetes' last film, Love Streams (1984), looks more like a true independent feature than most of what passes for such today. Cassavetes was an authentic innovator. From his mostly improvised first feature,…
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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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