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War Witch

Childhood on the battlefield.

Movie Reviews & Stories
There isn’t a moment in War Witch, the Oscar-nominated breakout film from Canadian director Kim Nguyen, that isn’t covered by a thick layer of dread. From its opening sequence of a harrowing   More
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 AP KRYZA

Commentary: On Bob Seger

Music Stories
I am on a long and lonesome highway west of Saginaw, Mich., when a voice comes wafting through the speakers: “On a long and lonesome highway/ East of Omaha.” The voice is raspy and deep. It’   More
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 AP KRYZA

Brew Views: The Dead Zone

When missiles fly.

Brew Views
Like The Shining, The Dead Zone is proof that films are much better off using Stephen King’s ideas as a template rather than treating them as gospel. Make no mistake, 1983’s The Dead Zone is    More
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 AP KRYZA

Halle Berry, Slumlord: The Call Reviewed

the call

The Call screened after WW press deadlines, prolonging AP Kryza's wait for 95 minutes of Halle Berry in a silly-looking wig (Kryza was big on wigs this week). Was it worth it? Meh.
Critic's Grade: C-
Apparently in a stiff competition with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Adr...   More
Friday, March 15, 2013 by AP KRYZA

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Pay no attention to the man behind the sequins.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Goofy wigs are always a bad omen, especially when they’re the centerpiece of a film. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone seems pitched by a really good wig-maker who thought it would be hysterical t   More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 AP KRYZA

Brew Views: They Live

Bum fights and Rowdy Roddy.

Brew Views
Sure, some movies are brilliantly subversive and ahead of their time. But how many Orwellian fantasies about a world subjugated by alien advertising feature the longest bum fight ever committed    More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 AP KRYZA

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

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