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  • Outrage

    by Richard von Busack TAKESHI KITANO'S new film is almost plot-free but rich with incident, visual skill and loads of violence. Outrage shows the Japanese filmmaker at the top of his craft. The action consists essentially of a cascading s.....

  • 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.....

  • 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.....

  • 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.....

  • 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.....