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Recs from the Vault: ‘Tommy,’ ‘The Verdict,’ ‘Canoa,’ ‘The Bride Wore Black,’ ‘Pretty Poison’

This week’s “Recs from the Vault” — capsule reviews of films I’ve loved during my time here at Stanford — we take a look at two little-known thrillers from 1968, a true-crime story that shocked the nation of Mexico, and a delirious rock musical from the Who and Ken Russell. For last week’s “Recs from…

Kids these days

In the late ’60s, Joan Didion ventured to San Francisco in search of “social hemorrhaging.” She had an apocalyptic tone and an eye for disaster. She came to the city that was a mecca for kids that wanted to stay lost. She came to write about the rebels, the runaways and the counterculture. Slumming it…