COSMOPOLIS

Cronenberg film provokes and stirs

If there’s been an overriding theme in the films released this summer (and these past few years), it’s been the economy. Scenes regarding the increasing disparity between the rich and the poor, the vast waves of unemployment and the ineptitude of the government have infiltrated even the most seemingly shallow
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Film Title: The Bourne Legacy

‘Bourne’ franchise reboot bores

If a man fights off a hungry wolf with his bare hands in a movie, is there any possible way that movie could be boring? Before this, I would have voiced a strong “Hell no!,” but today I am a changed person. I have seen “The Bourne Legacy” and have
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Custom Screening: Two days in Thom’s bed

Regular readers of this column may be surprised at how often my bed features as a location of movie viewing. Whether it’s in Hollywood, New York or Berkeley, I have an irresistible attraction to the hollow pallor of the computer screen as I skirt the embrace of Morpheus. If it
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San Francisco Silent Film Festival

In a summer filled with CGI special effects, the annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival reminds audiences of the beauty of film’s early days. Live music accompanies every film as festival attendees take advantage of one of the few chances to see such films as von Sternberg’s “Docks of New
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