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Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

“This is a true story.”


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Countless films are influenced by the Coen Brothers, but few announce it outright like this one from another pair of filmmaking brothers, David and Nathan Zellner, whose Kumiko, the Treasure Hun   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MICHAEL NORDINE

Woman in Gold

Helen Mirren goes after pilfering Nazis.


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The story behind Woman in Gold is a conversation starter in the art world. The question: Who owns art? The film’s response? Justice. Or, more accurately, judges. Holocaust escapee Maria Al   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 KELLY MCCRILLIS

AP Film Studies: Time Warped Again

Rocky Horror struts its landmark 37th year at Clinton Street Theater.


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On Saturdays, the Clinton Street Theater mutates into an entirely different world. Rice and toast rain from the skies. Sweet transvestites strut their stuff as coy “virgins” contort themselv   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 AP KRYZA

The Walking Dread: Terror lurks in the background in It Follows.

Terror lurks in the background in It Follows.


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Horror fans can’t help being numb to the barrage of jump scares, fake-outs and in-your-face gore that dominates the genre. Hell, it’s been the bane of horror for decades, with slashers cedin   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 AP KRYZA

Movie Review: Merchants of Doubt

Spin masters warp “boring” science to make bank.


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A month ago, OregonLive.com posted an op-ed about a potential vape ban in bars. “This isn’t about protecting people,” it said, “it’s about controlling them” and “empirical research   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

AP Film Studies: This Is Your Theater

The Hollywood wants you to pick a movie—stop being lazy.


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To film geeks, the Hollywood Theatre is this city’s living room. When the Hollywood began its This Is Your Theater program last year, it solidified that status by letting patrons pick movies t   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 AP KRYZA

Know Your Dystopia

Young adult worlds beyond The Hunger Games.


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The second film in the Divergent series hits theaters this week. Insurgent, adapted from the wildly popular series of young adult novels, centers on a gutsy heroine uniting disparate factions in   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Killing people for being different is not good.


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The Divergent Series: Insurgent is essentially a dumb action movie, except with the traditional gender roles reversed. The hero is a woman. The villain is a woman. The ever-supportive eye cand   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

AP Film Studies: Fear of Music

Swedish artist Erik Bünger sees film music as a virus.


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Since he was a child, Erik Bünger has been followed by the sinister shadow of Harry Lime.  ILLUSTRATION: Allison KerekMore specifically, he’s been haunted by the jaunty, ethereal zither me   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 AP KRYZA

Girls In Film

POWgirls offers girls a seat in the director’s chair.


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The statistics for women filmmakers are dismal: In 2013, only 6 percent of the 250 top-grossing domestic films had female directors. Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival took aim at that di   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 RIHANNA WEISS
 

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