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Clever Girl

A 10-year-old’s advice for surviving Jurassic World.

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Yet again Hollywood decided it didn’t need my opinion of a major motion picture, so they screened it after my press deadline. But the man can’t hold me down! Instead of reviewing Jurassic Wo   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 ALEX FALCONE

The Nightmare: Movie Review

Sleep paralysis looks haunting in this new documentary.

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Conveying the surreal power of dreams is nearly impossible, whether onscreen or in conversation. They have their own logic, of course, plus inexplicable time and hazy details that are difficul   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 MICHAEL NORDINE

AP Film Studies: Grant’s Land

His Girl Friday’s fast talk hides a deranged mind.

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Hannibal Lecter managed to seduce the FBI’s top minds with his devious charm. Alex DeLarge controlled an army of droogs. Ferris Bueller duped the entire city of Chicago to do his bidding so he   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 AP KRYZA

Love & Mercy

God only knows what happened to Brian Wilson.

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Brian Wilson’s mental breakdown in the mid-1960s is as essential to the Beach Boys mythos as the band’s Pendleton shirts and woodies. Two TV movies and a Barenaked Ladies song told the sto   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 NATHAN CARSON


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Why it’s Portlandy: Van Sant used Portlanders David, John, Paul and Peter Parson, of the Parson Berry Farm on Sauvie Island, as extras and stuntmen-in-training. In 2008, then-mayor-elect Sam A   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 WW MOVIE STAFF

AP Film Studies: Made In Oregon

Celebrating Oregon movies that aren’t The Goonies.

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Whenever conversation turns to Oregon film, it invariably goes in two directions: either to Gus Van Sant or The Goonies. Just flip through this very newspaper. Hell, this weekend, Astoria has a go   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 AP KRYZA

Bro Say Can You See

Four douchebags make a movie about four douchebags making a movie.

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You know who had a good Monday night? The bros who sat behind me at the Entourage screening. Oh boy, they had the time of their bro-y lives! Likes pigs in shit, those bros. ALEX FALCONEIllustrat   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 ALEX FALCONE

Epic Fault

The geophysics of San Andreas’ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in an earthquake.

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San Andreas didn’t screen by our press deadline, despite my repeated letters to the president of Hollywood insisting that an alternative Portland newsweekly is the true center of the cinematic   More
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 ALEX FALCONE

Last Days: Movie Review

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Why it’s Portlandy: The Seattle setting is to Portland as Michael Pitt’s downward spiraling rocker Blake is to Kurt Cobain. There’s an aura of the iconic Pacific Northwest, but we’d rather   More
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 WW Staff

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

A Swedish, centenarian Forrest Gump.

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Cinema is a peerless cultural ambassador. It cracks entire worlds open and connects us intimately with places we’ll never visit and people we’ll never know. Sometimes, as with The 100-Year-O   More
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 CASEY JARMAN

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