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Frameline37 festival highlights LGBT films

Selected films from the June 20 to 30 festival

The Altered Lives of LaVonne Sallee “The Altered Lives of LaVonne Sallee” offers a 12-minute glimpse into the life of the Vallejo, Calif.-based Barbie Doll-altering artist. Sallee spent most of her life working as a banker, but after chancing upon San Francisco’s Altered Barbie Show in 2006, she was inspired
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‘The Internship’ gets caught up in Googliness

Film interweaves art and corporatism, leaves audiences unimpressed

While many are distrustful of tech giants like Google and Facebook because of their part in the recent NSA surveillance scandal, it would probably pass you by completely were you to shell out cash for “The Internship,” the new buddy comedy reuniting “Wedding Crashers” stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn.
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Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Craig Robinson discuss ‘This is the End’

The star-studded apocalyptic comedy marks the directorial debut for creative partners Rogen and Goldberg

In what is sure to be one of the funniest films of the year, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel and Danny McBride all play themselves, trapped in Franco’s house and facing what appears to be the apocalypse. In an interview with The Daily Californian, writers
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‘This is the End’ is the best comedy you’ll see all summer

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's directorial debut feels like a final hurrah for comedy dream team

Following the extensive media hype surrounding “This is the End,” the film was in danger of being revealed as one of the biggest disappointments of the year. Instead, it turns out to be the most hilarious and enjoyable comedies of the summer — if not the whole year. What originally
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‘Man of Steel’ offers a deeper insight into the Superman mythology

Henry Cavill soars in latest Superman reboot, directed by Zach Snyder

It’s a bird, it’s a plane … It’s another film reboot of the classic 1930s comic book “Superman.” While Bryan Singer’s “Superman Returns” failed to wow audiences back in 2006, director Zach Synder’s highly anticipated “Man of Steel” lays a solid foundation for the future of the franchise. Conceived by
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Documentary ‘The Sari Soldiers’ shows conflict through the eyes of women

Director Julie Bridgham discusses the process of filming and the focus on female points of view

Julie Bridgham’s 2008 documentary, “The Sari Soldiers,” showcased at the first annual Himalayan Film Festival in May of this year, is not unrealistically hopeful — nor is it wholly disillusioned to the prospect of social change. Rather, it attempts to unpack complexities of conflict by providing a fair scope of
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Big names and bigger thrills in ‘Now You See Me’

Star cast conjures crime in compelling summer caper

Besides clowns, magicians have the misfortune of being everyone’s least favorite entertainers. They are often cheesy, tacky, deceptive and, above all else, sequined. However, with a dynamic plot as his cape and a star-studded cast as his wand, director Louis Leterrier takes this tired image and makes it disappear. “Now
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‘Violet & Daisy’ challenges hypersexualization, consumer culture

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher discusses his directorial debut

Following his 2010 Oscar win for his adaptation of “Precious” from Sapphire’s novel “Push,” Geoffrey Fletcher returns with his self-penned directorial debut, “Violet & Daisy,” which opens nationwide Friday. Discussing the difference between the experience of adapting versus working with original material, Fletcher explained, “With an adaptation, you’re creating and
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