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AP Film Studies: The Passion Of The Spliced

Church of Film worships at the altar of obscure cinema.


Movie Reviews & Stories
In 2013, Matthew Lucas and Leslie Napoles quietly started a film club for a few friends to gather, geek out over lesser-known cinema and sip a little wine. Soon, it became a church that worships   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 AP KRYZA

Alec Guinness, Indiana Jones and Slo-Mo Doves: 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. Legendary post-punk super-couple Toody and Fred Cole are set for a rare performance following Unknown ...   More
 
Thursday, January 22, 2015 by AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Woo Woo

How John Woo nearly ruined action films.


Movie Reviews & Stories
With 1989’s The Killer and 1992’s Hard Boiled, John Woo made two of cinema’s best-ever action films. In both movies (screening as a double feature at 7:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Hol   More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 AP KRYZA

Hoverboards, Hungarian Folklore and Homer Groening: 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. Groening isn’t the only artist getting love from Midcentury Oregon Genius. The series also presents Heaven and Earth Magic...   More
 
Thursday, January 15, 2015 by AP KRYZA

Ctrl-Alt-Delete: Blackhat Reviewed

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Critic's Grade: C-
Never mind Thor’s ability to fly and channel lightning. Forget about George Kirk’s ability to fly a spacecraft, or James Hunt’s mastery of high-speed automotive races. In Blackhat, Chris Hemsworth puts his previous roles to shame by portraying a dude who can type, like, 250 words per minute.
As Nicholas Hathaway, Hemsworth types the living shit out of ...   More
 
Thursday, January 15, 2015 by AP KRYZA

Have a Cow: Simpsons Creator Matt Groening To Attend His Father’s Retrospective

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Well, that bigulated quickly: Just yesterday, we reported pretty extensively on the upcoming retrospective on Homer Groening, which will feature a panel discussion with the likes of Bill Plympton and Lisa Groening. But what we didn’t know—since it was kept under wraps until just now�...   More
 
Thursday, January 15, 2015 by AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Homer’s Odyssey

A Homer Groening retrospective reveals an overlooked genius.


Movie Reviews & Stories
It’d be fair to assume that when Matt Groening named Homer Simpson after his father, he also gave the cartoon buffoon his dad’s personality. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Beca   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 AP KRYZA

Christopher Walken, Hulk Hogan and One of the Best Martial Arts Films Ever: 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.Pedro Almodóvar’s breakout film, 1988’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, is the dir...   More
 
Thursday, January 8, 2015 by AP KRYZA

Inherent Vice: Movie Review

Inherent Vice is decadent, depraved and wonderful.


Movie Reviews & Stories
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.


Movie Reviews & Stories
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
 

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