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  • Young Adult

    By Richard von Busack Sometimes a movie is particularly irritating just because it’s about 10 degrees away from something that might have worked. In Young Adult, Diablo Cody gets away from the arch slang of Juno: Oscar-winning wrtiting, .....

  • Christmas In Acidland Dec 5 6, Roxi...

    by Richard von Busack "On, Slasher! On, Flasher! On, Basher and Bitchin'! On, Vomit! On, Stupid! On, Bummer and Nixon!"--National Lampoon, c. 1975 Two day's worth of coal lumps await patrons at San Francisco's Roxie Theater, as archivi.....

  • Awfully Great Films Manos: The Ha...

    Yeah, it’s great to watch a great movie, one with incredible storytelling, great acting, and wonderful technical skill.  There’s also something to be said for watching an absolutely awful film, one so bad that you shake your head in disbelief as.....

  • Let's Go Bowling: The Weird, Wonde...

    Lakewood, California is just north of Long Beach, and is best known for being the birthplace of the Denny's restaurant chain.  It's one of those post-WWII boom towns just blends into the rest of the towns blanketing the Los Angeles basin.  The.....

  • One Dozen Notes For A Ken Russell O...

    (Russell in 1971 on the set of The Boy Friend) By Richard von Busack As most cineastes have heard already, Ken Russell died in his sleep Sunday after a long and flamboyant career of more than 50 years; he was the most successful and lo.....

  • Into The Abyss

    By Richard von Busack (Opens today at CineArts at Palo Alto Square). Introducing the year’s best documentary… Some might be avoiding the new Werner Herzog film Into the Abyss because of its subject matter: a triple murder case by a pai.....