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“Daisies” Director Vera Chytilová Dies at 85

“Daisies” Director Vera Chytilová Dies at 85

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thank you, Vera Chytilová, for causing a ruckus and changing the way we see the world.

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When Racist Undertones Make Us Question Our Love of Classic Films

When Racist Undertones Make Us Question Our Love of Classic Films

| March 12, 2014 | 3 Comments

How should we engage with beloved classics that have racist undertones?

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Another One Bites the Dust: One More SF Movie Theater Trades Charm for Luxury

Another One Bites the Dust: One More SF Movie Theater Trades Charm for Luxury

| December 5, 2013 | 2 Comments

SF theaters are getting more and more lux and losing more and more charm. If you forget to see the movie because you’re too drunk at the lounge bar, do you get your money back?

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Who’s That In the Background? A Closer Look At the Actors Who Are In Everything

Who’s That In the Background? A Closer Look At the Actors Who Are In Everything

| November 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

Sometimes it’s the actors on the sidelines who really steal the show.

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A Hollywood Lesson on How to Spot a Creep

A Hollywood Lesson on How to Spot a Creep

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Gyllenhall and Jackman’s new thriller Prisoners introduces us to more creeps than we’d care to meet. Here’s how to spot them.

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The Necessity of Wong Kar Wai

The Necessity of Wong Kar Wai

| September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Demonstrating both the benefits and the downfall of being an auteur, Wong Kar Wai’s swirling, vivid films are full of the mistakes, incongruities and strangeness of a visionary.

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Want To Write An ’80s Teen Movie? Here’s How

Want To Write An ’80s Teen Movie? Here’s How

| August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Discover the formula to the perfect 1980s style teen masterpiece.

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Death Is Complicated: 6 Emotionally Ambivalent Funeral Scenes

Death Is Complicated: 6 Emotionally Ambivalent Funeral Scenes

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

What can funeral scenes in movies and television teach us about how to grieve and how to continue living our lives?

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Twenty Feet from Stardom: The World of Backup Singers

Twenty Feet from Stardom: The World of Backup Singers

| May 3, 2013 | 4 Comments

KQED Pop talks to the director and star of Twenty Feet from Stardom, a film that explores the obscure history of backup singers.

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A Brief History of Characters with Lethal Weapons for Limbs

A Brief History of Characters with Lethal Weapons for Limbs

| April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s a look back at our favorite characters who have sacrificed boring ol’ opposable thumbs (and some toes) for our entertainment.

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