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The Blue Room

Sex and death.


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Like the Black Lodge in Twin Peaks, the blue room is everywhere in The Blue Room. At least, it's everywhere that French director Mathieu Amalric (who starred in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)    More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

St. Vincent: Movie Review

Bill Murray: the patron saint of transforming mediocrity into artistry.


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Freshman director Theodore Melfi is a very, very lucky man. Under most circumstances, his debut, St. Vincent, would be blasted for its contrived, overwrought plot. Does the world really need anoth   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 AP KRYZA

20,000 Days on Earth: Movie Review

True or false.


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Nick Cave is one of rock ’n’ roll’s great liars. He admits as much in 20,000 Days on Earth. The way he sees it, the truth is a sea serpent that exists below the surface of a song, and his    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Men, Women & Children: Movie Review

OMG teh internetz.


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Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children is Crash for the age of texting, tumbling and tweeting. It’s also Reitman’s second consecutive film—after last year’s treacly Labor Day—to be less   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MICHAEL NORDINE

AP Film Studies: Idol Chatter

The filth and fury of Kill Your Idols.


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Ten years ago, director Scott Crary unleashed Kill Your Idols, a documentary that dove deep into New York’s sweaty underground to chart the evolution of the punk and no-wave movements.  ILLUS   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Sharper Image

The Hollywood goes large-format.


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Screw Pioneer Courthouse Square. For movie nerds, the Hollywood Theatre is Portland’s living room. In recent years, it’s transformed itself from a run-down joint to the best-curated theater    More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 AP KRYZA

Pride: Movie Review

A fop and a miner walk into a leather bar.


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Politics make strange bedfellows. That was certainly true of gay activists and mineworkers, who formed an unlikely alliance during a British labor strike 30 years ago. Their story is dramatized    More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Guest: Movie Review

From Downton to darkness


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The thriller The Guest is what might happen if John Carpenter made a Halloween movie in which Michael Myers takes off his mask and turns out to be a pretty cool guy. Still mourning the loss of t   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 MICHAEL NORDINE

Kill the Messenger: Movie Review

Scoops and snoops.


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Ah, the mid-’90s! The halcyon days of print! When journalists were lightly bearded men who, when they weren’t exposing national secrets, took emotional motorcycle rides through the forest! S   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Steering Queer

An LGBTQ film festival rebrands itself.


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When the Portland Queer Film Festival launched 18 years ago, it didn’t have that name—it was the Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, and the word “queer” was a long way from bein   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 WW MOVIE STAFF
 

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