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AP Film Studies: Acid-dropping nuns, Prince and dirt bikes

AP Film Studies’ summer break continues, but once again there is homework. Please study these films, and when we return there will be a discussion of the Spielbergian implications of twee ja   More
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 AP KRYZA

Movie Review: Mood Indigo

Eels and all.

Luring us once again through the funhouse looking glass and into a handcrafted phantasmagoria, cinemagician Michel Gondry commences the carnivalesque proceedings of Mood Indigo in a retro-futuri   More
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

All creatures Groot and small.

From the beginning, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was plagued by questions about a largely untested director and wholly unknown characters. It hardly helped that the initial trailer seemed    More
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 JAY HORTON

Not Dark Yet

But PIFF’s Getting There.

This is the way the world cinema showcase ends: not with a whimper, but with mutilated clowns and schoolgirls with robotic claws. The Portland International Film Festival doesn’t let its foot off    More
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 WW MOVIE STAFF

Follow That BAM

Beer and Movie is for real.

My first favorite movie was Follow That Bird. It starred my favorite actors at the time—a 6-foot, yellow-feathered puppet named Big Bird and his cohorts Oscar the Grouch and Mr. Snuffleupagus—p   More
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 AARON MESH

PIFF Rolls East

Ghost monkeys, a killer tire and other Portland International Film Festival treats.

Gephyrophobia: the fear of crossing bridges. This malady has longed plagued the eastside cinephile during the Portland International Film Festival. But not this year. In its second week, PIFF jumps   More
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 WW MOVIE STAFF

The Eagle

Exterminate the Brits.

Rome’s lost Legio IX Hispana, maybe massacred in Britain around 117 A.D., is suddenly a hot commodity: The Eagle is the second movie in six months about the legion’s shrouded fate, following Neil Marshall’s viscera-spattered Centurion   More
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 AARON MESH

PIFF Gets Spiffy

All aboard the new and improved Portland International Film Festival.

There’s no mistaking it: Like any good regional importer looking to tap into economic recovery, the 34th annual Portland International Film Festival is diversifying. For the first time, PIFF is exp   More
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 WW MOVIE STAFF

Rage vs. Lance Bangs

Portland filmmaking may induce vomiting.

Rage 45 [ONE NIGHT ONLY] With eye-popping cinematography and a searing score, Rage ranks among the most richly produced local films in recent memory, but also among the most disappointing. Early on,   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 WW Film Staff

Meet Me In Senegal

The Cascade Festival of African Films expands our cinematic horizons.

Africa is not a continent terrifically well known for its cinema: The money isn’t really there, and many of its countries are constantly in violent flux. But that very instability and unfamiliarit   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
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