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2008 Stories by Michael Fox

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  • Pull Back the Curtain

    published August 20, 2008

    The lunatic is on the grass. Or in this case, asphalt and concrete. The identity of the acid-test pioneer who first paired Dark Side of the... More >>

  • Altered States

    published July 30, 2008

    The groundbreaking painter, writer, and performance artist Brion Gysin was, above all, a seeker. A close friend of William Burroughs, Gysin... More >>

  • Exquisite Corpses

    published July 23, 2008

    At the beginning of the decade — and the millennium, not coincidentally — a local graphic artist dropped a pile of cash on a thousand... More >>

  • Native L.A.

    published July 23, 2008

    Los Angeles has always been a town of schisms and divisions. The movie stars and real estate developers bask in the bright lights, while the... More >>

  • Swiss Engineering

    published July 16, 2008

    The system devised to project Yves Netzhammer’s video installation Furniture of Proportions is an elegant work of art in its own... More >>

  • Puttin’ on the Mitz

    published July 16, 2008

    In the late ‘60s, when the gulf between the entertainment establishment (think Bob Hope) and the counterculture (In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,... More >>

  • Project Yourself

    published July 9, 2008

    The days are long gone when a geeky goofball like Kevin Smith could propel himself from a bedroom crammed with comic books to a million-dollar... More >>

  • Rated X-static

    published July 2, 2008

    You know you’re a real San Franciscan when the term “deviant sex” barely ratchets your blood pressure. By this late date in this... More >>

  • Mute Witnesses

    published July 2, 2008

    The myth still persists in some circles that the silent film era was a bastion of primitivism, a tedious mime show of bathetic sentimentality and... More >>

  • Not a Hard Cel

    published June 25, 2008

    There’s a lot more to Mike Judge than the mind numbing, rude-boy antics of Beavis and Butt-Head led us to believe. The guy has brains,... More >>

  • Waking Dream

    published June 18, 2008

    The demarcation between fiction and life — between stories and experience — grows fuzzier every day. Consider the groaning shelf of fake... More >>

  • American Chopper

    published June 18, 2008

    In the carnivalesque early days of movie exhibition, a locomotive steaming toward the camera was sufficient to send patrons stampeding to the back... More >>

  • Queer Movie Marathon

    published June 11, 2008

    Michael Lumpkin sings with the swans. Today, tomorrow, and throughout the entire run of the 32nd annual San Francisco International LGBT Film... More >>

  • Space Oddity

    published June 11, 2008

    Half a century on, it’s impossible to grasp the full impact of the Soviet Union’s Sputnik launch in the fall of 1957. Sure, the Cold War... More >>

  • Khush It Real Good

    published June 11, 2008

    Today’s word, for all the vocabulary-expanders in the crowd, is khush. It means “ecstatic pleasure” in Urdu, as well as... More >>

  • No Haneke-Panky

    published June 11, 2008

    While the provincial Austrian town of Neustadt sleeps through another colorless night at the end of the '50s, a faceless vandal smashes the... More >>

  • Minority Report

    published June 4, 2008

    It’s not easy being a minority group and launching a film festival in a town as packed as this one is with high-profile, well-funded,... More >>

  • Boyz (and Girlz) ‘n the ‘Hood

    published May 28, 2008

    School’s out and it’s Kids Korner at the movies for the next three months, as Hollywood floods the market with a summer harvest of CGI... More >>

  • If ... Only

    published May 21, 2008

    Brit bad boy Malcolm McDowell didn't have his poster thumb-tacked to as many bedroom walls as James Dean or Marlon Brando did, but only because he... More >>

  • Loving Nico

    published May 14, 2008

    In a perfect world, the revival of Philippe Garrel's 1991 pinnacle J'entends plus la guitare (I Don't Hear the Guitar Anymore) would... More >>

  • Flight of the Monkeys

    published May 14, 2008

    In their dubious quest to appease every last parent from the Bible Belt to Berkeley, the namby-pambies at Pixar, Disney, and other studios have... More >>

  • Street Fighting Woman

    published May 7, 2008

    After four decades of historical reductivism and revisionism, the incendiary student protests of 1968, here and in Europe, have been neatly placed... More >>

  • Here's to You, Mr. Robinson

    published April 23, 2008

    Michael Robinson is a poet, a prankster, a moving target. Heralded as one of the rising stars of avant-garde cinema, Robinson is that rare artist... More >>

  • Q&A with Medicine for Melancholy Director Barry Jenkins

    published April 23, 2008

    Barry Jenkins' terrific debut feature, Medicine for Melancholy, is an intimate and sociologically astute study of a young... More >>

  • Best of the Fest

    published April 23, 2008

    Alexandra (Alexander Sokurov, Russia) Spare yet tactile, a mysterious mixture of lightness and gravity, Alexander... More >>

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