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AP Film Studies: Humpin’ It

How to make porn in Portland.


Movie Reviews & Stories
This weekend, The Portland Mercury hosts another round of Hump, the amateur porn festival that makes you pray you won’t see your boss’ schlong. ILLUSTRATION: Hawk KrallWe wanted to make a film   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Going Native

The Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival and the local-movie dilemma.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Quick! Name a director from the Pacific Northwest.  You know you’re going to say Gus Van Sant. Even if you hate My Own Private Idaho (hell, I kinda do), his is too often the only name that co   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Shared Nightmares

Here there be dragons—and Nosferatu.


Movie Reviews & Stories
At a party long ago, a bleary-eyed co-worker began talking about dragons. He was drunkenly regurgitating a theory that all humans were evolved from aquatic apes whose main predators were big cat   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Rip-Off Artists

Heed Turkish Rambo’s battle cry.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Your favorite movie is a rip-off. Or maybe it’s an homage. Or a reimagining. But, really, it’s a rip-off. And that’s OK.  ILLUSTRATION: Hawk KrallSome of our greatest cinematic treasu   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 AP KRYZA

Stale Pig's Blood: Carrie reviewed

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The third cinematic adaptation of Stephen King's Carrie screened after WW press deadlines. AP Kryza thinks it could have used even more time in the cooker.
Grade: C-
Kimberly Peirce's new take on Stephen King's seminal high-school tale Carrie is gorgeously shot, capably acted and appropriately gruesome—all essential elements in an effective retelling o...   More
 
Thursday, October 17, 2013 by AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Oh, the Horror!

Your body is a spoiler.


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Horror fans are perhaps the most rabid moviegoers in the world, and for true believers October is like Christmas. It’s a magical time of year when they can utter a sentence like, “Holy shit,   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Sounds of Silence

Shut up, Hitchcock!


Movie Reviews & Stories
Alfred Hitchcock had a fondness for chatterboxes: In North by Northwest, Cary Grant barely stops quipping long enough to dodge machine-gun fire from a passing crop-duster. Psycho’s Norman Bates,   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 AP KRYZA

Lost In Space

Gravity is the most stressful film of the year.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity begins with a staggeringly brilliant and mesmerizingly staged 17-minute single take, which manages to encapsulate every single feeling the rest of the film will instill   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Made In Japan

From samurai to Star Wars.


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Clint Eastwood may the most gnarled paragon of American grit and masculinity—a tobacco-spitting, Chrysler-shilling, gun-blasting, chicks-half-his-age-banging beast carved of granite and sinew�   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Can You Hear Me Now?

Do not silence your cellphone…just this once.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Earlier this month, blogger Alex Billington did something that remains a fantasy for most people who spend a lot of time in movie theaters. Fed up with a moviegoer’s constant texting during a    More
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 AP KRYZA
 

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