Dennis Harvey

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Review: ‘Hits!’

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Adrab talkfest about two would-be mob thugs trailing a target, "Hits!" invades Scorsese/Cassavetes terrain with no discernible idea of just what it wants to do there. Best chance lies in hyping scant…

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Review: ‘Havanera’

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More bodice-ripper than historical fiction, "Havanera" takes the "Mandingo" angle on slavery in colonialist Cuba: It condemns as an excuse for soapy titillation. This slick, florid melodrama won't be…

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Review: ‘In Xanadu’

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Shadow puppetry, as typically seen Stateside in its Far Eastern forms, has held delicate, low-key appeal primarily for multiculturally minded grown-ups. But Larry Reed's new "In Xanadu" blends…

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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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