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    Film, From Reverence to Rape

    From Reverence to Rape

    Will there be a special Academy Award for Best Aryan Costume Design this year? Everywhere you turn in the movies, it's swastika flags and SS uniforms. Although the Holocaust movie has been on hiatus for a while, lately it seems…
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    Film, Say It With Diamonds?

    Say It With Diamonds?

    "T.I.A.," mutters Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio), slouched across a bar in Sierra Leone. It is 1999. As the West obsesses over Clinton's blowjob, the West African nation is mired in a savage civil war. Our hero, a world-weary soldier of…
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    Film, White Dork Down

    White Dork Down

    In his career as a Hollywood action figure, Tom Cruise has been dressed in some pretty hip outfits: a macho fighter pilot's sleek leather jacket, a NASCAR driver's logo-speckled fire suit, assorted silken Armani sports jackets, even a black cape…
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    The Siege Directed by Edward Zwick. Starring Denzel Washington, Annette Bening, Bruce Willis, and Tony Shalhoub. Opens Friday, Nov. 6, at area theaters. If you're going to make a speculative thriller about an Arab terrorist campaign that forces a U.S.…
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    My first act of pop-culture protest came at age 4. When my parents took me on a Ferris wheel ride that stopped at two twirls, I yelled out, "What a gyp!" Shamed, the operator gave us another two go-arounds, which…
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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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