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Podcast: The Master

by Raj Ranade UC Berkeley film scholar Fareed Ben-Youssef and I argue some about the latest film from Paul Thomas Anderson (click here for The Master review/exegesis) and get into talking about one of our 2007 masterpieces, There Will Be […]

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Weekend Movies: Cosmopolis

by Raj Ranade "Long live the new flesh!" proclaims the lead of David Cronenberg's 1983 film Videodrome, a sci-fi horror freakout that was remarkably prescient about the virtual world

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Pre-Show: Live from the VP Debate in Danville, Ben Sollee at the Debate Festival

During the early hours in the press filing room, Romney campaign spokerman Kyle Downey was perched by the Fox News table joking with the technical production team sitting

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Weekend Movies: The Master – An Interpretation

by Raj Ranade [Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master is an oddball stunner of a movie - if you’re interested in a dazzlingly shot, brilliantly acted, deceptively complex, and occasionally

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Boomslang 2012: Set Reviews

by Raj Ranade THURSDAY: Audiences were in for a hell of a show at the Kentucky Theatre on Thursday, at least once they got in - which required doubling back

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Boomslang 2012 Liveblog

THURSDAY 7:49: The line's stretching out to Portofino for Boomslang's opening show at the Kentucky! The hipsters in line have already begun to snipe about how hipster the other

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Boomslang 2012: A Preview

This article appears on page 12 of the September 13, 2012 print edition of Ace Weekly. by Raj Ranade This year's Boomslang finds classic acts reuniting, exciting new artists

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Podcast: Zodiac (2007 – A Cinema Retrospective)

My film scholar colleague Fareed and I have decided to try out something new with our latest series of podcasts. We're going to be taking a look back

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Kentucky Theater Summer Classics: The Leopard

by Raj Ranade A big budget is no guarantee that a movie will look good - 200 million dollars couldn't stop Battleship from looking like the offspring of a

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Weekend Movies: ParaNorman

by Raj Ranade A few thoughts about ParaNorman, the new animated film from the stop-motion studio Laika (the team behind the excellent Coraline). - Stop-motion animation has had a minor



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