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  • Rapt

    by RIchard von Busack KIDNAPPING thrillers are mostly dull. The ones that aren't (such as the two versions of The Vanishing and Kurosawa's High and Low) are exceptions that prove the rule. But Lucas Belvaux's Rapt is a prime example of th.....

  • Cowboys And Aliens

    By Richard von Busack Its high concept idea is thoroughly chewed over by a group of writers, certainly exceeding the already big number of scriptwriters credited. Cowboys and Aliens never rises above its generic title, or its air of being.....

  • Captain America: The First Avenger

    By Richard von Busack It starts where Frankenstein ends, in the realm of ice. Captain America: The First Avenger is an optimistic spin on the story of a man-made creature. It is indeed American; it fits in our national habit of taking a tra.....

  • Tabloid

    by Richard von Busack GIVEN ITS essential talking-heads quality (albeit dressed up nicely with graphics and a few props), the new Errol Morris documentary, Tabloid, is as salty as it is strangely lighthearted. No one’s life is at stake this.....

  • Neds

    (Jul 14 at 7pm,  and Jul 16 at noon at Camera 3 in San Jose) By Richard von Busack Neds (part of the From Britain, With Love series) shows us the miseducation of a violent kid in 1972 in suburban Scotland. Johnny is an altar boy, a hig.....

  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallow...

    By Richard von Busack The result of an expositionus awkwardus spell, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 follows up last years hit with a rapid wrap up. It really presumes you just left the first movie and walked into this one. .....