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AP Film Studies: Divine Conception

Drag legend Divine screws herself into villainy in Female Trouble.


Movie Reviews & Stories
In modern comic-book films, villains are born of strange circumstances. Maybe a crook falls into a vat of acid and emerges a super-criminal. Maybe a mad scientist is blasted with gamma rays, o   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 AP KRYZA

Best. Simpsons Episodes. Ever.

Clear your calendar. Set your DVR. The Simpsons marathon is coming.


Culture Features
What are you doing for the next 12 days? Zilch? Good. Because Homer, Bart, Disco Stu, Jub-Jub, Frank “Grimey” Grimes, Joey Joe Joe Junior Shabadoo and the rest are coming to your living ro   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 RUTH BROWN, AP KRYZA, MATTHEW SINGER

AP Film Studies: Reel Junk

Bad Movie Nite is your childhood sleepover all grown up.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Film nerd Scott Hammond spent his early years bathing in the glow of late-night TV. Watered-down sex, violence and schlock bombarded his young brain while Mom, sleeping nearby, remained oblivi   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 AP KRYZA

Shellacked: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reviewed

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Critic's Grade: C Back on the silver screen with big, gawky teeth rendered in detailed motion-capture glory, the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is loud, incoherently directed, brash, obnoxious and packed with enough product placement to fill a NASCAR track. Which is to say, it’s kind of exactly what a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie should be, for good or ill.  ...   More
 
Friday, August 8, 2014 by AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: One Of Us

The real monsters of Freaks.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The 1932 film Freaks (5th Avenue Cinema; 9 pm Friday, Aug. 8; free) is a certified classic. This landmark film assembled a cast of real circus workers—including dwarves, a bearded lady, a ��   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Acid-dropping nuns, Prince and dirt bikes


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AP Film Studies’ summer break continues, but once again there is homework. Please study these films, and when we return there will be a discussion of the Spielbergian implications of twee ja   More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 AP KRYZA

Michigan Coney Island Hot Dogs: Because Brooklyn's Got Nothing to Do With It

The 50 Plates tour continues with the Coney Island heart attack at Nick's and Roake's

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Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each s...   More
 
Sunday, July 27, 2014 by AP KRYZA

Mind Warped: Lucy Reviewed

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Critic's Grade: B Enjoying the gonzo action yarn Lucy hinges on your ability to accept the film’s central premise: That human beings are only able to use 10 percent of the brain’s capacity, and that unlocking the remaining power of the mind could mean unleashing tremendous power.  That, of course, is bullshit, a scientific myth often falsely attributed to Einstein that h...   More
 
Thursday, July 24, 2014 by AP KRYZA

A Most Wanted Man

The spy who bored me.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Had it been released a year ago, nobody would have taken notice of A Most Wanted Man, a gratingly bland espionage thriller set in post-9/11 Hamburg. But director Anton Corbijn’s thriller happens   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Also Showing 7/23/14

Surfing, Superman and BB guns.


Movie Reviews & Stories
AP Film Studies is currently on a two-week summer vacation, but because Professor Kryza is a jerk, you have homework. Here’s what’s playing in Portland’s repertory theaters this week. Th   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 AP KRYZA
 

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