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    Film, "The Grandmaster": Wong Kar Wai Takes Us to a Time Before Bruce Lee

    "The Grandmaster": Wong Kar Wai Takes Us to a Time Before Bruce Lee

    In spite of what the marketing campaign suggests, Bruce Lee is not a character in Wong Kar-wai's The Grandmaster. For that matter, The Grandmaster isn't the only Hong Kong film in recent years to tell the story of real-life Wing…
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    Film, Better <i>Mood</i>

    Better Mood

    Cinéastes swooned over Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai's 2000 film In the Mood for Love, a slow-as-molasses melodrama about two tediously formal people whose spouses are having an affair with each other. Thrown together by circumstances, they find themselves…
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    Film, Don't Look Away

    Don't Look Away

    Running through this year's Asian offerings is a compelling thematic thread: responses to alienation that make one almost want to look away. It's not necessarily some new trend in Asian cinema, but this selection violates taboos and demands unflinching gazes…
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    Men in Love

    When Quentin Tarantino started up his boutique releasing company, Rolling Thunder, last year, his first release was, unsurprisingly, a Hong Kong production. Tarantino has, after all, been one of the most vocal boosters of Hong Kong cinema in the United…
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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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