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The Gus Vant Sant retrospective continues


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Why it’s Portlandy: It’s a fiercely artistic love letter from Portland’s most iconic filmmaker to Oregon’s most iconic author. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest writer Ken Kesey died in Plea   More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 WW Staff

AP Film Studies: Split Personalities


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Editor’s note: Substitute teacher Alex Falcone will graciously educate us while Professor AP Kryza takes maternity leave.  Unsurprisingly, adaptations of the 1886 novella Strange Case of Dr.   More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 ALEX FALCONE , AP KRYZA

The D Train

Jack Black and James Marsden hook up for their high-school reunion.


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High-school reunions are a golden opportunity to meet old friends, wax nostalgic and show the popular kids that you’re totally not a loser anymore. This is by no means a new trope. The D Train s   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Heaven Adores You

Elliott Smith’s story told by his Portland compatriots.


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The title is wrong. It sounds like a soft-focus TV movie about an angel who dreams of being a runway model. But Heaven Adores You is the most complete, least icky attempt to date at telling the stor   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 CASEY JARMAN

My Own Private Idaho


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Why it’s Portlandy: What’s not Portlandy about a collective fever dream of eating Chinese noodles at Lamthong on Broadway (RIP) with a narcoleptic prostitute and Pre-Raphaelite Keanu Reeves?   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 WW Staff

AP Film Studies: Meanwhile, in Portland

Kung fu legends, tv cult classics and even more Arnold.


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Editor’s note: AP Kryza has once again disappeared, leaving behind only a cryptic Google search history. We’re still trying to ascertain his whereabouts from phrases such as “Swayze etymol   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 AP KRYZA

Stop-Motion On A Roll

Northwest Animation Fest celebrates its fifth year with more than 250 films at the Hollywood Theatre.


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The Northwest Animation Festival is bringing an anthropomorphic mammoth longing for cryogenic sleep, Medusa as a stay-at-home mom, and a competitive Iranian lifeguard to the Hollywood Theatre.   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Adult Beginners

Kroll’s failed entrepreneur needs a kickstart.


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Nick Kroll has the kind of face that used to be called punchable: calcified smirk, dazed glare, sallow cheeks—his upcoming roles, Douche and Professor Poopypants, define the type. Given his    More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 JAY HORTON

Drugstore Cowboy


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Why it’s Portlandy: Beyond the obvious—Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon) robs Good Samaritan Hospital on Northwest 23rd Avenue, lives in a brick house on Northeast Webster Street, and loiters outside iconic  Seaton Pharmacy (now closed) at Southeast 60th Avenue and Belmont Street—   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 WW Staff

AP Film Studies: When Animals Attack

Katy Perry’s got nothing on the ferocity of Roar.


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It was a beautiful dream: Exorcist executive producer Noel Marshall and his wife, Tippi Hedren (The Birds), wanted to create the ultimate family adventure film, set at their home on the Shambala   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 AP KRYZA
 

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