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Mann up

PFA lures Anthony Mann's crime noirs out of the shadows

Global tension

Noir City 12 widens its focus — but it still ain't afraid of the dark

A tale of two

Actor-director Ralph Fiennes brings Dickens' love life into focus

Bad company

Stage hit 'August: Osage County' loses potency on the big screen

All that glitters

David O. Russell's 'American Hustle' delivers a giddy caper elevated by memorable performances

3-2-1 contact

Journey into Unarius with 'Children of the Stars'

La ho-hum vita

'The Great Beauty' has style, but doesn't live up to the hype

Life’s work

Desperation breeds determination in 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Exile on Main St. USA

'Escape From Tomorrow' creeps inside the Mouse House

The great divide

Robert Reich breaks down the economic breakdown in 'Inequality for All'

Highway to hell

'Blue Caprice' explores the murky motives of the Beltway snipers


A multi-venue series highlights edgy filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini

Blah lust

Brian De Palma's tame, lame 'Passion'

Scenes from a marriage

'Cutie and the Boxer' showcases one artistic couple's functional dysfunction

Reel to real

Revisiting Shirley Clarke's 1967 'Portrait of Jason'

Catch a falling star

Paul Schrader talks celebrity, post-theatrical cinema, and 'The Canyons'

Downwardly mobile

Woody Allen's highly anticipated 'Blue Jasmine' has less San Francisco in it than expected — but it's still his best film in years

Hysterical blindness

A false accusation devastates a man and his community in 'The Hunt'

Live to tell

A new doc unearths long-lost Detroit band Death

Father’s day

Alysia Abbott pays tribute to the gay, single-parent dad who raised her in bohemian SF

Lives less ordinary

FRAMELINE 2013: Five docs about five great gay men -- plus more at the massive LGBT Film Fest, opening this week

Wish you weren’t here

Ulrich Seidl's Paradise Trilogy mines vacation desperation

In search of …

'The Vortex Phenomena' unearths the unknown

Assassination character

Michael Shannon is stone-cold stellar in 'The Iceman'