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Big Plympton

Bill Plympton’s new animated feature is a far cry from Home.


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Bill Plympton has a bone to pick with the Happiest Place on Earth. You’d expect nothing less from the man finalizing Hitler’s Folly, a mockumentary about Hitler’s secret life as the premier an   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 CURTIS COOK

Gus Van Sant, Patron Sant of Portland

NW Film Center pays homage to the Rose City icon.


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Between his “Portland trilogy” and mainstream fame from films like Milk, Gus Van Sant helped put this city on the map. With the director debuting a new film at Cannes this year, the Northwes   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

AP Film Studies: Cthulhu & You

CthulhuCon spreads the Lovecraft.


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You like H.P. Lovecraft. Odds are, you just don’t know it.  ILLUSTRATION: Allison KerekHe is the father of cosmic horror is and one of the most influential artists in science fiction. H   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 AP KRYZA

Hotseat: Greil Marcus

How Rock ’n’ Roll was born.


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Rock critic Greil Marcus is famous for placing rock ’n’ roll amid the pantheon of myth and greatness with Mystery Train and Lipstick Traces. He did the same for Sleater-Kinney, naming it the g   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 JAY HORTON

Ex Machina: Movie Review

Artificial intelligence includes sex ed in Alex Garland’s latest movie.


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Frankenstein’s monster is easy on the eyes in Ex Machina, a sexualized science-fiction movie that comes right out and addresses what many of its forebears merely danced around: that robots wil   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 MICHAEL NORDINE

AP Film Studies: It’s Not a Trumer!

Your guide to Schwarzeneggerian beer pairings.


Movie Reviews & Stories
We’ve reached a magnificent time when film houses with beer outnumber those without. Naturally, the art of curating perfect beer and movie pairings follows.  ILLUSTRATION: Allison Kerek   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 AP KRYZA

The Day After Earth Day

As the Portland EcoFilm Fest opens, WW looks back at the least environmentally conscious films ever green-lit.


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Filmmaking doesn’t have a particularly proud record of harmony with nature. Disney’s White Wilderness shoved lemmings off
   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 JAY HORTON

While We’re Young

Stiller and Baumbach get better with age.


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Ben Stiller spent years and millions on his Walter Mitty remake, a statement movie no one wanted to see. Director Noah Baumbach could’ve saved him the trouble—a dozen times over. While We’re Y   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 BRIAN MILLER

AP Film Studies: The Empirical Strikes Back

OMSI goes really, really big, with a Sci-Fi Film Fest.


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With science-fiction films, bigger is always better. Whether in the tight corridors of Alien or the cityscapes of Dark City, increasing your viewing radius even a couple of inches can transform an a   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 AP KRYZA

These Films Shouldn’t Exist

Clinton Street Theater showcases faux films and mockumentaries.


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We’ve all seen bad movies. Movies that make you cringe at tone-deaf jokes. Movies that make you shake your head at nonsensical plots. Movies that inspire you to spoof them. Riffing on films is   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI
 

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