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Inherent Vice: Movie Review

Inherent Vice is decadent, depraved and wonderful.


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In Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson scribed a stirring eulogy for the Summer of Love. “We were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave,” he wrote. “Five years lat   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Anime 101

OMSI unleashes three landmarks of Japanese animation.


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When most of us think of anime, we imagine gigantic-eyed otaku heroines with mystical powers and tiny skirts. We think of gigantic robots, ultra-cute kitties, Poké Balls, shrill squeals and s   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 AP KRYZA

Tears in Rain, Muppets on a Boat and Cyborg Counterterrorists: This Week's Movie 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.Sequel Month kicks off with Die Hard 2, wherein the same thing happens to the same guy, just ...   More
 
Friday, January 2, 2015 by AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Punks In Space

Repo Man’s Alex Cox blasts off with Bill, The Galactic Hero.


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Back in the early ’80s, Liverpudlian director Alex Cox had just finished his debut feature, Repo Man, a twisted punk-rock crime comedy starring Emilio Estevez. But the film had yet to become a   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 AP KRYZA

White Russians, Evil Robots and Buckets of Gore: This Week's Movie 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.Screw dreaming of a white Christmas. The Clinton Street is dreaming of white Russians, particul...   More
 
Thursday, December 25, 2014 by AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: The Year In Beer (Theaters)

Top moments at indie movie houses.


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It’s been a lousy year for multiplexes. Ticket sales are down. On-demand services are on the rise. Mark Wahlberg wants to make more Transformers movies—and be a cop. Annie was leaked, mean   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 AP KRYZA

An Android Terrorist Who Hates Christmas, An Ax-Murdering Santa and Bill Walton on a Bike: This Week's Movie 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.Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby tap dance into the season with White Christmas.    More
 
Thursday, December 18, 2014 by AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Free Spirit of ’77

Author larry colton on the bizarre Blazers documentary Fast Break.


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Most sports documentaries focus on athletes in action. Very few feature cartoon butterflies. Even fewer have sitar music. And only one boasts an NBA All-Star on a berry-picking bike odyssey   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 AP KRYZA

Mother of the Year

The Babadook transcends horror tropes with genuine emotion.


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Dressed in a flowing trench coat and tattered black hat, the apparition in the superb Aussie creeper The Babadook immediately lodges itself in your nightmares. First glimpsed in a Edward Gorey-e   More
 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 AP KRYZA

Talking Dinosaurs, Old Kodachrome and Trippy Finnish Fairy Tales: This Week's Best Movie Revivals

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Every week, AP Kryza of AP Film Studies brings you the best revival screenings around town. This week: the holliest, jolliest movies playing at Portland's beer theaters. Don't want anything related to Christmas? Read on. The Hollywood’s Critic’s Choice series continues this...   More
 
Thursday, December 11, 2014 by AP KRYZA
 

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