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    As though Michelle Tea and co. aren't busy enough running the stellar, longstanding monthly Radar Reading Series, premiering Valencia's The Movie at film festivals far and wide, and...
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    By: Eric HynesIn a broken world not unlike our own, the state corrals a group of teenagers into a tightly controlled terrain and compels them to murder one another with an assortment of...
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    In a broken world not unlike our own, the state corrals a group of teenagers into a tightly controlled terrain and compels them to murder one another with an assortment of weapons until...
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    Early on in Bertrand Bonello's haunting, darkly gorgeous new film, House of Pleasures, a client of the titular turn-of-the-20th-century brothel calls The War of the Worlds, the book he's...
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    In America, outdoor scavenger hunts are just an excuse to start drinking early, but it’s different in Japan, which is no surprise. When it comes to pop trends, the Japanese double...
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    Fearless Béatrice Dalle, who made her screen debut at age 21 as the sexed-up, self-mutilating title character in Betty Blue (1986), has, in the past decade, played a cannibal, the...
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    Sleeping Beauty, the directorial debut by award-winning Australian author Julia Leigh, follows the movements of a beautiful and pointedly impenetrable college student named Lucy (Emily...
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    A brooding, evocative Norwegian juvie-hell drama set in 1915, Marius Holst's movie lands us in a fresh locale: secluded, wintery Bastøy Island, home to the near-medieval "school" for...
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    A brooding, evocative Norwegian juvie-hell drama set in 1915, Marius Holst's movie King of Devil's Island lands us in a fresh locale: secluded, wintery Bastoy Island, home to the...
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    Animation used to be the province of the fantastic and the impossible: dancing hippos, futuristic planets, talking rabbits, and psychedelic forests. We're still inundated with...
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    The Swell Season is a tour doc — shot in moody, close-up-heavy black-and-white — that traces a few years on the road with Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová,...
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    Lars Von Trier’s latest patch on tormented human nature, Melancholia (opening next month), tests Kirsten Dunst with a planet on a potential collision course with Earth. It’s the...
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    If one of the jobs of a great city is to provide residents with a boon of affordable festivals, then San Francisco deserves a raise. If your rigorous schedule of themed weekend arts...
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    When infantryman McKinley Nolan went AWOL in Vietnam in the late 1960s, a number of rumors circulated to explain his vanishing act. He was captured by the Viet Cong, according to one story,...
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