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Album Review: Old Light

Time (Self-Released)

Album Reviews
[CABBIE TUNES] Portland’s Old Light has been on one hell of a weird trajectory. The project started as a series of autoharp-intensive recordings frontman Garth Klippert played for passengers i   More
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 AP KRYZA


Swing, and a miss.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Jackie Robinson is an American legend: The first black player to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier, he shouldered the hopes of a generation, weathering a flurry of abuse to open the ga   More
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 AP KRYZA

A Tapestry of Mediocrity

The Place Beyond the Pines bites off too much and accomplishes too little.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Among the things that made director Derek Cianfrance’s breakout feature, Blue Valentine, so powerful, touching and ultimately devastating was its extremely limited scope. This was an autopsy of    More
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 AP KRYZA

Brew Views: Beer and Movie Fest

Beer me.

Brew Views
Some things are just better with a beer or six. Take, for example, the sight of a shirtless Patrick Swayze ripping out a dude’s throat. Or a gigantic bug sucking out a man’s brain with what ap   More
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 AP KRYZA

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

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