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Review: ‘The Firebugs’

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One of the major themes of German playwright Max Frisch's 1958 play "The Firebugs," contained in the play's final refrain, "Stupidity, now to be called fate, woe to us, alas," is that today's bad…

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San Sebastian sees stars

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Barring disaster, the 43rd San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival will post its strongest edition in years. From the first day on Sept. 14, when Keanu Reeves and Anthony Quinn rolled into the seaside…

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Starz search for scripts

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Encore Media’s Starz channel will be producing three to five original films per year, and while Stephen Shelanski, director of program acquisitions at Encore Media, doesn’t expect to acquire any…

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Review: ‘Wild Oats’

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The National has a flat-out crowed-pleaser in "Wild Oats," one of those plays about players you don't have to be a theatrical to enjoy. Does it contain the comic highs, or the rushes of emotion, of…

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Seventh gets its ‘Man’

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“Man of the Year,” director Dirk Shafer’s comic recounting of his tenure as Playgirl’s Centerfold of the Year, hit the Independent Feature Film Market with a distributor already attached: Seventh Art…

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Review: ‘Live Bait’

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This slacker saga carves out a distinctive territory between the raunchy guy antics of "Clerks" and the more mainstream concerns of "The Brothers McMullen." Vancouver-made pic is probably too gentle…

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