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AP Film Studies: Brat Pack

Future films of Sofia Coppola.


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Sofia Coppola is her generation’s primary chronicler of the spoils of being spoiled. From The Virgin Suicides to Lost in Translation to The Bling Ring, her films center on rich and entitled people   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Joanie Got A Gun

Johnny Guitar and the dearth of feminist westerns.


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Joan Crawford plays neither a whore nor a sheriff’s wife. Mercedes McCambridge, meanwhile, isn’t a rape victim, bar wench or schoolmarm. ILLUSTRATION: Hawk KrallThat alone would make Nichola   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 AP KRYZA

Chef

I <3 Carts


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Imagine a movie written entirely by focus groups in Portland, Brooklyn and Silver Lake. In Chef, Jon Favreau plays an all-star cuisinier who’s stymied by his corporately conservative, Dustin Hof   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Double

Jesse Eisenberg does double duty.


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It’s only right that a film about doppelgängers should feel eerily familiar. That’s certainly the case with writer-director Richard Ayoade’s sophomore feature, The Double. While loosely a   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

Queer the Way

QDOC wants to make you think. And probably cry.


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Eight years in, the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival remains the only one of its kind in the country, with no sign of slowing. The 11 films this year range from political rallying cries    More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 WW Staff

Locke

Life in the commuter lane.


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The average cinemagoer will know Tom Hardy as the handsome Brit from Inception, or as Batman’s ultra-ripped, marble-mouthed nemesis in The Dark Knight Rises.  That Tom Hardy does not appear i   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 AP KRYZA

God’s Pocket

Unfair farewell.


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You’ll probably recognize God’s Pocket as one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final performances, but that sets up expectations of catharsis few films could satisfy. The scattered charms of th   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 JAY HORTON

AP Film Studies: That Darn Cat

The House of the Devil has no need for fake-outs.


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If modern mainstream horror has taught us anything, it’s that there’s nothing scarier than an unexpected cat. Or your own reflection in a mirror you didn’t know was there. I’d be willing t   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: The Good, the Bad and the Corny

Clint Eastwood is cinema’s softest badass.


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Next month, Clint Eastwood—he who helmed such hard-hitting meditations on masculinity as Unforgiven and Mystic River and became the grizzled face of Hollywood manliness—hits theaters again. With��   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 AP KRYZA

Fading Gigolo

Big pimpin’.


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Here’s the punch line: Woody Allen sells old men to young women. Now where’s the joke? Fading Gigolo casts Allen as a retired bookseller and unlikely pimp, enlisted by his dermatologist (Sharo   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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