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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.

Movie Reviews & Stories
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.

Movie Reviews & Stories
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

Movie Reviews & Stories
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

AP Film Studies: Open-Air Cinema

Your guide to Portland’s outdoor movie season.

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Summer offers a real conundrum for nerds. Sure, you want to get outside and enjoy all that fresh air your friends keep talking about, but then how will you watch The Goonies for the 3,000th time   More
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 AP KRYZA


Grey Gardens’ documentarian profiles a 93-year-old fashion eccentric.

Movie Reviews & Stories
In Grey Gardens, Onassis relative Little Edie obsessively wraps and rewraps her head scarf to make it perfect, in a bedroom with holes in the walls and cat litter strewn around her feet. In Ir   More
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Slow West

The Old West, with a Scotsman’s twist.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Slow West feels like propaganda made to discourage anyone from time-traveling back to the Old West. At one point, a man gets shot in the chest. As he falls, a stray bullet hits a salt jar on a    More
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 ALEX FALCONE


Movie Reviews & Stories
Why it’s Portlandy: The 2003 film’s notoriously long shots wind through Portland’s former Whitaker Middle School at Northeast 39th Avenue and Killingsworth Street, a soul-sucking labyrinth    More
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 WW MOVIE STAFF
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