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After the well crafted, carefully observed tour de force on human foibles that was Memories of Murder, one wouldn’t exactly expect writer-director Bong Joon-ho to follow it up with a monster horror movie. Even with only three features under his  ...

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Henry Darger. That is the name that hovers behind this 2002 documentary film, How To Draw A Bunny, by John Walter, which won the Special Jury Prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, and details the life and wannabe  ...

A Jihad for Love: culturevulture.net -film review

Six years in the making, A Jihad for Love is the first-ever feature-length documentary film to explore the complex and problematic intersections of Islam and homosexuality. Gay Muslim film-maker Parvez Sharma traveled to a dozen countries, including South Africa, Turkey,  ...

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Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006) Stanley Nelson, director In 1978 cult leader Jim Jones ordered over 900 members of his Peoples Temple in Guyana to 'drink the Kool-Aid' and commit mass self-extermination. Jones'  ...

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Le Petit Lieutenant is an absorbing French police procedural drama that follows the initiation of a young lieutenant into a Paris plain-clothes detective unit. Antoine Derouère (Jalil Lespert) is an amiable, naïve, yet ambitious  ...

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www.littlechildrenmovie.com/ Ah…the suburbs. “Little Children”, the new film by Academy-award nominee Todd Field (“In the Bedroom”) is an adaption of a book by Tom Perrotta that approaches subjects as banal as infidelity and  ...

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German with English subtitles Mattias Keilich, director Ever since the days popular German novelist Karl May placed his Old West characters Chief Winnetou and Old Shatterhand in situations ranging from the antebellum South to the opening of the Cherokee Strip,  ...

Deep Verdi

Houston Grand Opera October 21, 2006 Giuseppe Verdi’s troubled opera, Simon Boccanegra, had a rough start out of the gate when it premiered back in 1857. Apparently the critics offered the dreaded “lukewarm” response. Verdi revised the  ...

California Academy of Sciences–Destinations

The newly remodeled California Academy of Sciences, located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park across from the almost-new (2006) de Young Museum, is not your grandmother’s natural history museum. Or even your mother’s. That’s both good and not so  ...

Kiki Smith, Daisy Chain

Kiki Smith, Daisy Chain, 1992 Bronze and steel Installation dimensions variable Courtesy Pace Wildenstein, New York Photograph by Ellen Page Wilson Kiki Smith: A Gathering, 1980 - 2005 On view through February 11, 2007 As you may know, there  ...