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AP Film Studies: Swayze Says

The Tao of Point Break and Road House.


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Patrick Swayze may have gone to that big bar fight in the sky, but his wisdom remains. For he, friends, is like the wind. ILLUSTRATION: Hawk KrallThis weekend, Cartopia—another legendary entit   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 AP KRYZA

Coherence

Comet and get it.


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Nothing that happens in Coherence should be allowed to happen. The film begins with a comet that may or may not be infused with reality-altering powers screaming across the sky during a dinner   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 MICHAEL NORDINE

Brasslands

Balkan blowout.


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Like the beer-soaked jamboree it depicts, Brasslands is a loud and colorful experience. Produced by the communal filmmaking society Meerkat Media Collective, the documentary follows hundreds of    More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Movie Review: Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer is a brutal, thought-provoking ride.


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In the past 15 years, South Korea has experienced the most staggering cinematic renaissance since Easy Rider and Midnight Cowboy ushered in independent American filmmaking. The current wave riffs on   More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 AP KRYZA

Movie Review: Life Itself

Ebert himself.


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Film critic Pauline Kael commanded admiration. David Thomson compels a distanced respect. But Roger Ebert was loved. Life Itself, the new Ebert documentary from Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Prefontaine),   More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

AP Film Studies: Stage To Screen

The resurrection of the band movie.


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When they were young and their hearts were open books, the besuited Beatles made the band movie to which all other band movies would forever be compared. That was A Hard Day’s Night (Kiggins The   More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 AP KRYZA

Hotseat: Sebastian Junger

The filmmaker and bestselling author talks Afghanistan, building trust with soldiers and why he’s done covering war.


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In the early ’90s, Sebastian Junger was an aspiring fiction writer, living in Cape Cod and waiting tables to pay the bills. Then he decided to “actually do something real”: report on the war   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 ETHAN ROCKE

A Coffee in Berlin

Make it decaf.


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Midway through A Coffee in Berlin, Niko (Tom Schilling) breaks off a bathroom tryst with a former classmate. They’re only doing it, he says, as “Vergangenheitsbewältigung.” The subtitles    More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

AP Film Studies: Robopocalypse

Johnny 5 and the Hollywood Theatre could destroy us all.


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Ninety-nine percent of the time, I’d be 100 percent behind a screening of Short Circuit (Hollywood Theatre; 7 pm Monday, June 30). It’s a lost gem of Oregon cinema: an Astoria-set, whimsical tal   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Starlit Swayze

Your best bets for outdoor movies.


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Summer offers a lousy conundrum for film fans: Do you stay in the dark and air-conditioned multiplex and watch stuff explode? Or do you go outside and, you know, do normal summer things? ILLUS   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 AP KRYZA
 

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