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Oz the Great and Powerful

Hello, yellow brick road.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Watching the glorious spectacle that is James Franco feels like watching a great con man. Here’s a proven movie star who made an art film re-enacting the Al Pacino leather-daddy sex thriller Cru   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 AP KRYZA

Lies My Multiplex Told Me

The Last Exorcism Part II and Hollywood’s appetite for deception.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Apparently, one last go-around isn’t enough. At least that’s what this weekend’s debut of The Last Exorcism Part II: The Exorcisming seems to imply (it wasn’t screened for critics, or actual   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 AP KRYZA

Brew Views: Tremors

Can of worms.


Brew Views
In an alternate universe, or in other hands, the 1990 cult creature feature Tremors would be damned to infamy as a Syfy original movie. This is, after all, a film about a bunch of gun-loving redne   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 AP KRYZA

Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse

The human soul behind the monster’s mask.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Infuriating, tragic, heartbreaking and incendiary in equal measures, Portland filmmaker Brian Lindstrom’s Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse is a documentary that plays out like a horro   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 AP KRYZA

Side Effects

The girl with the Paxil tattoo.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Warning: Steven Soderbergh’s new film may cause anxiety, frustration, terror, temporary memory loss, episodes of euphoria, Hitchcockian feelings of nostalgia, numbing, exhilaration, dread and    More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 AP KRYZA

A Fistful of Viagra

Christopher Walken and Al Pacino go slumming in Stand Up Guys.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Europe is considerably kinder to its elder statesmen—at least where cinema is concerned. Michael Haneke’s dissection of octogenarian love, Amour, is a lock for the foreign-language Oscar, with   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 AP KRYZA

Gingerbread House of Flying Daggers: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Reviewed

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Perhaps more surprising than the fact that Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters didn't screen before WW press deadlines is that critic AP Kryza found a fair bit to like. 
Critic's Grade: B-
In Hollywood, fairy tales have become the new '70s/'80s TV shows, providing an endless well to which executives endlessly return for rehashed ideas. So far, so meh. We've had ...   More
 
Friday, January 25, 2013 by AP KRYZA

Winter Guide 2013: Lift Off

How to ski without those pesky lifts.


Featured Stories
No matter how black the diamond, no matter how radical the route, most skiers are total uphill pussies who, were it not for the marvels of technology, wouldn’t even be able to summit a bunny hil   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 AP KRYZA

Brew Views: Bubba Ho-Tep

Hail to the King, baby.


Brew Views
It’d be weird enough if Don Coscarelli simply made a film about an elderly Elvis (Bruce Campbell) and JFK (Ossie Davis, who is decidedly black and not Irish) battling a resurrected Egyptian mu   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 AP KRYZA

Photobombing Phantasmagoria: Mama reviewed

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The children are feral and the aesthetic is creepy, but Mama (which screened after WW press deadlines) probably shouldn't have gotten Guillermo Del Toro's stamp of approval. 
Critic's Grade: C+
By all accounts, the insanely imaginative Guillermo Del Toro is a very nice, jovial man....   More
 
Friday, January 18, 2013 by AP KRYZA
 

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