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Talking Pictures: Life’s Work

By David Templeton“The 10 stage plays of August Wilson are an American treasure,” actor/director Denzel Washington has repeatedly noted over the last few months....

Talking Pictures: Happy memories

By David Templeton“How about the Mayflower?” suggests musician Danny Sorentino. We’re standing in front of the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center. “We just...

Talking Pictures: Off the grid

By David TempletonCaptain Fantastic may be the best movie ever made about the dangers and advantages of homeschooling. Quietly released this month, already being...

Talking Pictures: Tricky business

By David Templeton“I tried really hard to hate it.”So admits magician Christian Cagigal about Now You See Me 2, the rambunctious sequel to 2013’s...

Talking Pictures: Monster talk

By David Templeton“I’ve seen every one of the Universal Frankenstein movies,” declares lifelong horror fan Ross Lockhart, publisher and editor-in-chief of the North Bay’s...

Talking Pictures: Big bangs

By David Templeton“Being hit by a superhero has got to hurt—and it’s definitely going to make a big sound on contact,” notes fight choreographer...

Talking Pictures: Crushing it

By David Templeton“There are certain movies that are essential viewing for any true American baseball fan,” says acclaimed sports journalist and radio host Brian...

Talking Pictures: Into the wild

By David Templeton“Sad but true, there is no more wild left in the world,” says Joe Fitting, deputy director of the San Francisco Zoo....

Talking Pictures: Demand more

By David Templeton“Happy New Year,” says Daedalus Howell, author and journalist, toasting with a glass of his favorite, delicious red wine. “I’ve really been...

Talking Pictures: Loss of a legend

by David TempletonTwenty years ago, in 1995, I picked up Carol Doda.
Literally.
The pioneering stripper and “adult” entertainer was waiting for me on the side...