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The Wind Rises

I’ll fly away.


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Early in Hayao Miyazaki’s latest—and probably final—film, an earthquake strikes Tokyo. The earth buckles and writhes, rippling like a belly dancer’s abdomen. It’s a remarkably moving s   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

AP Film Studies: The Wild-Eyed Piper

Carrie’s Piper Laurie emerges from your nightmares.


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There were a thousand things wrong with the 2013 remake of Carrie. It took Stephen King’s story of a bullied teen pushed into a killing spree and reimagined it as what director Kimberly Peirce c   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 AP KRYZA

PIFF By The Numbers*

A graphical breakdown of this year’s Portland International Film Festival.


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* To the best of our hazy, hung-over recollection. 2 In Ernest & Celestine (France), a mouse and a bear become lifelong friends. 3 In It’s All So Quiet (The Netherlands), this involves lots of   More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 WW Staff

PIFF 2014: No Whimpering

The Portland International Film Festival ends with stage blood, suicide bombings and sled dogs.


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It’s the home stretch of the Portland International Film Festival, and judging by the final crop of movies, it’s going to be a cruel push to the finish line. That’s not to say there’s noth   More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 WW Staff

World of Wes

An ace critic talks Wes Anderson.


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Matt Zoller Seitz never saved Latin. But he has seemingly managed to gather all other relics from the movies of Wes Anderson.  The TV reviewer for New York magazine and a pioneer of the video   More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 AARON MESH

AP Film Studies: Way Back To the Future

The enduring legacy of Alphaville.


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When Harrison Ford donned a trench coat and grumbled in voice-over as he chased replicants through the rainy alleys of a futuristic dystopia, audiences heralded   More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 AP KRYZA

PIFF 2014: Shovel-Ready

The Portland International Film Festival digs itself out from beneath the snowbank.


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It’s normal to feel behind at this point in the Portland International Film Festival. During a normal year, it’s impossible to keep up with all the mummified dictators and decapitated royals a   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 WW Staff

AP Film Studies: Crazy in Love

The romantic lunacy of Wild at Heart.


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Love makes people crazy. Just ask Beyoncé. Yet few films capture the complete insanity that occurs the instant that attraction becomes infatuation and then utter, unrelenting, batshit adoration   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 AP KRYZA

Gloria

Love (and sex) in the time of middle age.


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Two phrases that should probably be retired from the English language—“slice of life” and “woman of a certain age”—have both been applied to Gloria, the new film from Chilean director    More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 DEBORAH KENNEDY

RoboCop

Robo Reboot


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First, the bad news: In this RoboCop, no bad guys get turned into walking piles of toxic waste and splattered across the hood of a car. It’s PG-13, after all. The good news is almost everythin   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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