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AP Film Studies: Sharper Image

The Hollywood goes large-format.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Screw Pioneer Courthouse Square. For movie nerds, the Hollywood Theatre is Portland’s living room. In recent years, it’s transformed itself from a run-down joint to the best-curated theater    More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 AP KRYZA

Keanu Reeves, H.P. Lovecraft and Edward Scissorhands with Poutine: This Week's Revivals

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Every week, AP Kryza of AP Film Studies brings you the best revival screenings around town. Most of these theaters serve beer. Plan accordingly.The Martin Scorsese-curated Masterpieces of Polish Cinema series continues with A Short Film About KillingNight TrainMan of Iron and more. NW Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium. Through Oc...   More
 
Friday, October 3, 2014 by AP KRYZA

Gone Girl: Movie Review

David Fincher makes the darkest Lifetime movie ever.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Gone Girl might be David Fincher’s battiest work—and that’s saying something for a director who previously opened a film with a shot that traveled from a man’s innards to the barrel of a   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Nightmare Maestro

Legendary horror composer Alan Howarth hits the Hollywood.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Killers and monsters get all the attention in horror movies. But composer Alan Howarth elevates such films into artistic exercises in terror. When Michael Myers makes a pitchfork kebab of teenag   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Almost Factual

Excavating classic-rock history in Almost Famous.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous is a love letter to rock music that blurs fact and fiction. Like most people in the film, Kate Hudson’s character, Penny Lane, is based on a real person: Port   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 AP KRYZA

True Detective: A Walk Among the Tombstones Reviewed

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Critic's Grade: C+ Taking a break from hammer-punching seas of faceless Eastern European scumbags to hammer-punch only a few skeezy New Yorkers, A Walk Among the Tombstones finds Liam Neeson in a much more appropriate phase of his late-career tough-guy transformation: the detective period. Frankly, a rain-soaked trench coat suits him better than the near-superheroi...   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by AP KRYZA

The Zero Theorem

Terry Gilliam screws with the origins of the universe.


Movie Reviews & Stories
One of few modern auteurs who deserves to be called visionary, Terry Gilliam is at his best when creating sprawling, colorful worlds and then placing the people who populate those worlds into    More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: To The Races

Do the Right Thing kicks off a new race talks series.


Movie Reviews & Stories
If you didn’t know it came out in 1989, you might mistake Do the Right Thing for a present-day response to gentrification, racial tensions and police brutality. The film’s debates over a whi   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Apes Of Wrath

The science and fiction of Every Which Way But Loose.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Every Which Way But Loose is a bizarre film, even for 1978. It’s about a dude (Clint Eastwood) who cruises around California drinking beer, bar brawling, chasing tail, listening to country m   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 AP KRYZA

Filmmaker Edward Pack Davee

A filmmaker explores the trauma of war while soaring high in a vintage combat airplane.


Fall Arts
For a filmmaker who’s spent the past two years imagining the forests around Hood River as the corpse-strewn battlefields of World War II Europe, it’s not surprising Edward Pack Davee speaks    More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 AP KRYZA
 

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