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Final Report From Sundance/Slamdance 2016

Posted February 4, 2016 by

Great sex stories will never go out of style.  Brian Bolster’s entertaining documentary short “The Tricks List” delivers many such tales from a New York City gay man.  The source is his list of every person he’s had sex with
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Spike Lee Shoots Airball in Chi-Raq

Posted February 2, 2016 by Randy Shaw

Spike Lee’s recent film Chi-Raq is now out on video. It will likely disappoint those who hoped that Lee would provide critical insights into the ongoing black on black shootings in Chicago. After starting the film with a brilliant depiction
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New Reviews From Sundance/Slamdance 2016

Posted February 1, 2016 by

Undergoing the Blackout experience feels more hardcore than merely watching horror movies. Participants pay to go at a certain time to a certain place to be immersed in a horror experience built around their personal fears.    As Rich Fox’s documentary
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Ancient Future Comes to the Fenix

Posted January 21, 2016 by

Ancient Future, the trailblazing world fusion music ensemble, features world guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort, renowned Indian tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar, and composer/santurist Mariah Parker. This Sunday, they roll into the Fenix in San Rafael to perform music from Ancient Future’s
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20th Berlin And Beyond Film Festival Reviews

Posted January 20, 2016 by

The 2016 Berlin And Beyond Film Festival marked the twentieth annual Bay Area showcase of new films from Germany and other German-speaking countries. The 20th anniversary film festival delivered a flashy opening with Baran bo Odar’s contemporary cyber-thriller “Who Am
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