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AP Film Studies: Log Jam

Twin Peaks gets an alternate reality.


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What the hell happened to the Log Lady? ILLUSTRATION: Hawk KrallFor two decades, fans of Twin Peaks have struggled with abandonment, forced to live in a world where we know not the fate of the b   More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Odd Future

Predictions for 2014 in Portland’s independent cinemas.


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AP Film Studies is not written by a psychic. But it’s still possible for this pre-eminent film scholar to make jarring cinematic predictions about the year to come. To wit: Nerds will complain   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 AP KRYZA

The Selfish Giant

It’s only teenage wasteland.


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On the heels of Clio Barnard’s hailed debut, The Arbor, comes the equally devastating The Selfish Giant, in which the British writer-director again depicts a generation failed by an unsympatheti   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 AMANDA SCHURR

It’s Raining Men

Hallelujah, it’s a cinematic sausage party.


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Apparently, the holidays this year are all about the men. That’s what you’d gather, at least, after browsing the list of holiday film releases. The Wolf of Wall Street might have some women,   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 WW MOVIE STAFF

That’s A Wrap

2013 was a good year at the cinema.


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We live in a time of tyranny. Our oppressor? Choice. You think all those Netflix options are improving your quality of life? Think again. That’s why our brains love lists. Not only are they easi   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The AP Film Awards

Not another top-10 list.


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AP Film Studies is not immune from the urge to make year-end lists. But rather than churning out another boring-ass top 10, I’m holding an alternate awards ceremony, one that encompasses more    More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 AP KRYZA

Glitz Gets Real

David O. Russell’s brilliant American Hustle finds truth in the con.


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Director David O. Russell’s vision of America has always been Winesburg, Ohio, hopped up on trucker speed: a place of frantic grotesques distorted by their own need. In his new film, American Hu   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Inside Llewyn Davis

The Coen brothers hum a bittersweet tune.


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Lovable losers abound in the films of Joel and Ethan Coen. Even the most ardent admirer of Raising Arizona’s H.I. McDunnough or The Big Lebowski’s the Dude would be hard-pressed to call either m   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 MICHAEL NORDINE

Saving Mr. Banks

Gag me with a spoonful of sugar.


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Disney movies walk a fine line between warm-and-fuzzy feel-goodery and all-out cheese, but few straddle the line as frustratingly as Saving Mr. Banks. This is, after all, a film that casts Tom Han   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Yippie-Ki-Yay, Father Xmas

Why we need R-rated holiday movies.


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Editor’s Note: This column contains spoilers for It’s a Wonderful Life and Die Hard. If you have not seen these movies, something might be wrong with you. Please correct this travesty.  If   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 AP KRYZA
 

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