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    Film, "The Lady": A Burmese Protestor Biopic

    "The Lady": A Burmese Protestor Biopic

    Now is an excellent time to release a biopic of Aung San Suu Kyi, the inspiring Burmese democracy activist and Nobel laureate who was elected to parliament only last week — just not this one. Impersonally directed by cinéma du…
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    Film, Kicking French Ass

    Kicking French Ass

    Let's trade, action fans. Give up all 126 minutes of Mission: Impossible III's digitized bloat and torture games, along with Poseidon's more modest — yet somehow more numbing — 99 minutes in a computer-generated rain barrel. In exchange, you get…
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    Film, Jaa Rules

    Jaa Rules

    If you want to know what Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior is all about, it's pretty easy to sum up. It starts with a big fight, as a group of local villagers plays Capture the Flag in the branches of a…
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    Film, Crazy Taxi

    Crazy Taxi

    In the last few years -- since the failure of his embarrassing Joan of Arc epic The Messenger -- director Luc Besson has become a fantastically prolific writer/producer. (The movie Web site www.imdb.com claims he has nine projects lined up…
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    Film, Ruined in Rouen

    Ruined in Rouen

    Luc Besson, director of La Femme Nikita, The Professional, and The Fifth Element, is not the first name that would leap to mind to helm a biopic of Joan of Arc. Sure, he's French, and sure, most of his films…
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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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