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    Good Shot

    Andrew Niccol's first two films as writer/director, 1997's Gattaca and 2002's S1m0ne, were hollow, sterile sci-fi masquerading as earnest satire: The former told of a near future in which parents could genetically engineer perfect children; the latter proffered an actress…
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    Zoom Lens

    We Can Borrow It for You Wholesale The Truman Show is generally, and lavishly, being praised for three things: Jim Carrey's performance as the hapless guinea pig in a 24-7 TV spectacle; Peter Weir's easy direction of Truman's gradual discovery…
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    The Free Willies

    The Truman Show Directed by Peter Weir. Written by Andrew Niccol. Starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, and Ed Harris. Opens Friday, June 5, at area theaters. Audiences have grown accustomed to commercial onslaughts for spectacles like Godzilla. A subtler, more…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    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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