British horror film ‘Kill List’ plays with realism

There are three people on the “Kill List:” a priest, a librarian and a politician. These are the public figures that ex-British soldiers Jay (Neil Maskell) and Gal (Michael Smiley) are given nondescript instructions to assassinate. Their employer is a mystery man who knows something about Jay’s past, a shadowy
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“21 Jump Street” blurs comedic high school stereotypes

­I know what you’re thinking,” a disgruntled Captain Dickson (Ice Cube) tells a group of baby-faced cops in an early scene in “21 Jump Street.” “Angry, black captain! Ain’t nothing but a stupid stereotype!” Whatever problems with stereotypes these cops have, Captain Dickson suggests they better start embracing the ones
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This Week in Arts

Film This Friday, The Castro Theatre shows Andrzej Zulawski’s newly unearthed “Possession.” This 1981 film has been traveling the repertory circuit, at the BAMcinematek in New York and The Cinefamily in Los Angeles. The film is half body horror nightmare, half poem to broken East Berlin, and a wholly anxiety-filled
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This week in arts

Film This Friday afternoon, at 3 p.m., the Berkeley Art Museum is hosting Film Forward, a colloquium on the state of film education, curation and criticism. Prominent Bay Area film personalities will be on the panel, including independent filmmakers Tiffany Shlain (“Connected”) and Barry Jenkins (“Medicine for Melancholy”), film journalists
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