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Review: ‘Kept’

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San Francisco playwright Ken Prestininzi has dabbled in different genres and themes for several years, with uneven results. But his new "Kept" is a work of surprising poignance, mystery and grace.

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Review: ‘Mr. 247’

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"Mr. 247" (re-titled from"#247," still on the credits at its preem screening) is a traditional romantic comedy/weepie "women's pic" in the Hollywood Golden Age sense, albeit with a modern sperm-donor…

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Review: ‘Dreams’

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"Dreams" ventures yet another satirical look at post-Soviet Russia in economic/moral disarray, albeit through an offbeat prism: Its heroine is a 19 th-century aristocrat whose "nightmares" foresee…

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Review: ‘Some Love’

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San Francisco playwright/lyricist Henry Mach scored veteran lesbian/gay Theater Rhinoceros' greatest hit with 1990's "Dirty Dreams of a Clean-Cut Kid," a nostalgic look back at free-loving Castro…

Review: ‘Alegria’

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Quebec-bred Cirque du Soleil's new touring show is another gorgeous spectacle that narrows the gap between traditional circus and today's pyrotechnically oriented musical theater. "Alegria"-- Spanish…

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Review: ‘Muscle’

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This slick Nippon effort treads into extreme sex-and-violence fantasy terrain that seems unlikely to find many fans offshore. While similarly outre pix like "Iron Man" or "Wicked City" have won…

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