eSports team at UC Berkeley shares their winning tips

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Members of the eSports team at UC Berkeley tell us how they balance their lives with playing video games and academics…

“Get Out” mixes comedy, horror and social commentary to great effect

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First, if you’re not a fan of horror movies, don’t fret, don’t run off yet. The horror genre is just how this social satire is framed. There are many humorous moments to ease you into understanding the social issues touched on in this movie…

Zhang Yimou delivers a disappointing fantasy in “The Great Wall”

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Having to tell the story of the Great Wall through the eyes of Hollywood star Matt Damon’s character, and having to justify the eastern value of communal trust, smacks of a desperation for Zhang to seek acceptance from a western audience…

SF: Toll proposed for drives down Lombard Street

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A San Francisco Supervisor proposed an unprecedented toll for the city’s famous “most crooked street in the world”…

SF: Massage parlor sued for allegedly offering prostitution

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The city of San Francisco is suing a Financial District massage parlor alleging that the business is in fact a brothel…

“Fifty Shades Darker” pushes the audience’s boundary

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The extravagant lifestyle of the attractive couple invokes envy and desire but that’s not where that ends. Not straying far from the novel…

Watch Batman at his funniest: “The LEGO Batman Movie”

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Remember Batman in the excellent “The LEGO Movie” three years back, he’s got the best scenes. In this spin off, all eyes are on Batman to deliver the best laughs…

“The Salesman” finds truth in an intricate story structure

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The is the third consecutive film from master Iranian director Asghar Farhadi that made it into ”Screening Room’s” top ten list of the year. Farhadi continues to weave expertly a web of intrigue with a satisfying touch of logic, thought at times presenting this logic as a frustrating one…

“Patriots Day” shines best when it’s most honest

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The movie does a good job introducing us to characters who will play a role later in the story, including the Chinese national and the two bombers…