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Hotseat: Greil Marcus

How Rock ’n’ Roll was born.

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Rock critic Greil Marcus is famous for placing rock ’n’ roll amid the pantheon of myth and greatness with Mystery Train and Lipstick Traces. He did the same for Sleater-Kinney, naming it the g   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 JAY HORTON

Ex Machina: Movie Review

Artificial intelligence includes sex ed in Alex Garland’s latest movie.

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Frankenstein’s monster is easy on the eyes in Ex Machina, a sexualized science-fiction movie that comes right out and addresses what many of its forebears merely danced around: that robots wil   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 MICHAEL NORDINE

AP Film Studies: It’s Not a Trumer!

Your guide to Schwarzeneggerian beer pairings.

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We’ve reached a magnificent time when film houses with beer outnumber those without. Naturally, the art of curating perfect beer and movie pairings follows.  ILLUSTRATION: Allison Kerek   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 AP KRYZA

The Day After Earth Day

As the Portland EcoFilm Fest opens, WW looks back at the least environmentally conscious films ever green-lit.

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Filmmaking doesn’t have a particularly proud record of harmony with nature. Disney’s White Wilderness shoved lemmings off
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 JAY HORTON

While We’re Young

Stiller and Baumbach get better with age.

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Ben Stiller spent years and millions on his Walter Mitty remake, a statement movie no one wanted to see. Director Noah Baumbach could’ve saved him the trouble—a dozen times over. While We’re Y   More
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 BRIAN MILLER

AP Film Studies: The Empirical Strikes Back

OMSI goes really, really big, with a Sci-Fi Film Fest.

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With science-fiction films, bigger is always better. Whether in the tight corridors of Alien or the cityscapes of Dark City, increasing your viewing radius even a couple of inches can transform an a   More
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 AP KRYZA

These Films Shouldn’t Exist

Clinton Street Theater showcases faux films and mockumentaries.

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We’ve all seen bad movies. Movies that make you cringe at tone-deaf jokes. Movies that make you shake your head at nonsensical plots. Movies that inspire you to spoof them. Riffing on films is   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

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

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