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Wings and a Prayer

Jacques Perrin's Winged Migration soars high above most nature
documentaries--and this summer's blockbusters.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Forget Neo, the Hulk and the Terminator. If you really want an enthralling summer movie with life-and-death action and stunning special effects, the best ticket in town is not a warmed-over sequel ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2003 Brian Libby

Designing Portland

It worked for the tram: Could design competitions achieve better architecture for the rest of the city.


News Stories
The politicians haven't appeased the neighbors, but the basic design of Portland's controversial tram is set--and it's drawing cheers from local architects and designers. That's not to say everyon ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2003 Brian Libby

What Price Donuts?

Krispy Kreme's first donut franchise in Portland may demolish a beloved restaurant.


Featured Stories
For all its celebrated urbanity, Portland is short on one mainstay of a great city: classic diners and coffee shops. Sure, we have the odd Fuller's and scattered old-school eateries with flapjacks ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2003 Brian Libby

By the Rivers of Babylon

If Bush has his war, history may fall as the first victim.


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George Bush calls Baghdad part of an "axis of evil." Historians offer another description: the "cradle of civilization." Whatever your political stripe, it's worth noting that the Iraqi capital, a ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2003 Brian Libby

My ass swells well over the river babylon

If Bush has his war, history may fall as the first victim.


Featured Stories
George Bush calls Baghdad part of an "axis of evil." Historians offer another description: the "cradle of civilization." Whatever your political stripe, it's worth noting that the Iraqi capital, a ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2003 Brian Libby

Mind Games

We know Chuck Barris was a game-show host. But a CIA hit man? In Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, it's all part of the act.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Game show impresario Chuck Barris' brand of entertainment was predicated on farce. His string of campy hit 1970s TV shows--The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game and The Gong Show--delighted in their ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2003 Brian Libby

THE PDX-periment

The PDX Film Fest brings some of America's best experimental film and documentary makers to town.


Movie Reviews & Stories
From a converted firehouse overlooking the shipyards of North Portland, Matt McCormick's grungy studio has become the launching pad for perhaps the most celebrated new underground film festival in ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2002 Brian Libby

Never Mind the Buttocks

Yes, George Clooney bares his chiseled cheeks, but Steven Soderbergh's Solaris remake is about something more than skin.


Movie Reviews & Stories
It's a sad day when more attention is paid to the naked ass of an actor than to a movie in which said exposed posterior plays a very minor role. Yet such is the case with director Steven Soderberg ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2002 Brian Libby

Welcome Back Qatsi


Movie Reviews & Stories
It's not often that multiplexes play host to a non-narrative, feature-length experimental film that indicts the totality of Western society as we know it. That's not good for digesting popcorn. Bu ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2002 Brian Libby

Deaf Becomes Her

In Jacques Audiard's noir thriller, a hearing-impaired secretary and an ex-con trade photocopying for felonies.


Movie Reviews & Stories
In a recent interview, Read My Lips director Jacques Audiard described the tacit agreement between his movie's two principal characters this way: "I'm ugly and intelligent, you are handsome and st ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2002 Brian Libby
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