Browsing: The Movies, Part II

November-December 2015

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Portraits at an Exhibition is an engaging book, unfolding like a visit to an art museum, recounting well the joy both of viewing paintings and of reading wall-text labels, and becoming frustrated by the constant flow of people cutting into one’s space.

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A Sisterhood of Sculptors: American Artists in Nineteenth-Century Rome by Melissa Dabakis Penn State. 286 pages, $29.95 AS I WRITE, a media circus is spinning around Harper Lee’s…More

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The Early Riots Did Make a Difference To the Editor: I take issue with you saying early riots in San Francisco and Los Angeles ended with a thud [in…More

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File Under When These Things Write Themselves Could this be one of those times when one segment of the population can only see something hilarious, while another (the majority?)…More

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EARLIER THIS YEAR, my film programming colleagues and I at Frameline—the San Francisco International lgbtq Film Festival—met to begin the always agonizing process of selecting our favorites from several…More

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“WHO IS THE WOMAN on the cover,” Richard Lindsay asks in the opening line of his book on Bible-based epic movies, “and why is she in a chariot being…More

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AS A GENRE known for pushing the boundaries of good taste, horror films occupy a unique position within American cinema. Because horror triggers an emotional response in audiences through…More

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THE TECHNOLOGICAL WIZARDRY of Peter Jackson’s film trilogy of The Lord of The Rings has contributed enormously to the worldwide popularity of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Lord of The Rings,…More

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