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The Sex & Violence Double Feature


DVD & TV
Remember the good old days of home video, when we watched things called VHS tapes (or maybe even Beta) that we rented at the grocery store, on machines that loaded from the top? Back in those days the ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 David Walker

Uncharted Territories

The PDX Film Festival delivers film from the fringes.


Movie Reviews & Stories
You can't really talk about the Portland Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival without mentioning Peripheral Produce. Formed by Matt McCormick a decade ago as a champion for experimental film, Pe ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 David Walker

Full Spectrum

With his feature debut, yellow, local filmmaker Nick Peterson shows his true colors.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Few local filmmakers have warranted more close scrutiny than Nick Peterson. Best known for his trio of near-silent short films—One, Two and Three—which he directed and photographed, Peters ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 David Walker

The Gladiators

A subversive anti-war film.


DVD & TV
If you don't pay close attention, you might think that the only thing DVDs are good for is collecting television shows that aired just a few weeks ago, or multiple versions of the crap that was dumped ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 David Walker

All The World's A Stage

Shakespeare Behind Bars finds prisoners seeking redemption through theater.


Movie Reviews & Stories
There is an unsettling tone that resonates throughout Hank Rogerson's documentary portrait of inmates participating in the theater program at Kentucky's Luther Luckett Correctional Complex. At first, ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 12, 2006 David Walker

Longbaugh Film Festival

Presented by Comcast


Movie Reviews & Stories
The fourth Longbaugh Film Festival kicks off this week. This year's event offers an incredible selection of features, shorts and documentaries to choose from. Listed below are a few highlights from th ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 5, 2006 David Walker

Fast Forward

Longbaugh is the independent film festival of the future. Our movie guy explains why.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Sometimes it seems like there are too many film festivals in Portland. We've got everything from the Portland International and H.P. Lovecraft film festivals to the Portland eXperimental and WW's own ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 5, 2006 David Walker

The Boys Are Back In Town

The Beastie Boys rock NYC—from 50 points of view—in the concert film Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!


Movie Reviews & Stories
Twenty years ago, when the Beastie Boys first hit the nascent rap scene like an M-80 in the school bathroom, there were few who thought the three white boys from New York City were anything more than ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 29, 2006 David Walker

Willamette Week's Longbaugh Film Festival

Presented by Comcast: 2006 preview


Movie Reviews & Stories
You'll have to forgive me if this is all starting to sound a bit hyperbolic, but the Longbaugh Film Festival starts next week (April 6-9), and we have an amazing lineup of films. You can get the lowdo ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 29, 2006 David Walker

Spin Control

A dark, politically charged comedy, Thank You for Smoking ignites the screen.


Featured Stories
With his chiseled jaw and his confident swagger, Nick Naylor is the latest in a long line of cinematic antiheroes—the sort of guy you love to hate. As a smooth-talking lobbyist for the tobacco i ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 29, 2006 David Walker
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