‘Anvil’ film is hilarious and heartbreaking: Aidin Vaziri | Steve “Lips” Kudlow doesn’t believe in doing things by half measures. “Even if there are only three kids in the room watching my band, I’m going to rock my brains out,” he says. As the 53-year-old front man for the long forgotten but hugely influential Canadian heavy-metal group Anvil, that’s pretty much what he has officially spent the past three decades doing. In the hilarious and heartbreaking new documentary by British director Sacha Gervasi, “Anvil! The Story of Anvil,” which opens Friday in Bay Area theaters, we get to follow Kudlow and his lifelong sidekick, drummer Robb “Robbo” Reiner, on the latest in a long line of disaster-laden comeback attempts as their band makes its way across Europe. Continue reading.