With Portlanders of every vintage so eager to ennoble the
fallen, let us remember two things about Slabtown as the longtime
Northwest venue fades into memory. Fairly or not, local nightlife
Critic's Grade: BThe time had come, said Kevin Smith, to talk of many things. After the embittered distribution struggles surrounding 2011’s Red State, the unsinkable icon of DIY cinematic half-assery had seemingly retired from the moviemaking and engaged his loyal fan base only through a garrulous weekly podcast. On SModcast, Smith and longtime producing partner Scott ...
Movie Reviews & Stories
At first, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby was Her and Him—twin
films about a young couple’s dissolution as surveyed from separate
perspectives, which will be released together next month.
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What if Elvis Presley’s brother had lived? What if,
wracked by desperate poverty, his parents only pretended to bury the
stillborn twin and instead allowed a traveling preacher and his loving
[WHITE JAZZ] Less than a decade removed
from titillating dowagers at Union Station’s piano bar, Storm Large has
so successfully bum-rushed the global celebrity apparatus that her side
Ten years after Jack White and Loretta Lynn’s tryst in “Portland, Oregon,” WW attempts to solve its greatest mystery.
Until 2004, a sloe gin fizz usually meant a nasty hangover and some collegiate fumbling. But following that year’s release of Van Lear Rose—the
epochal collaboration between dispossessed Queen
From the beginning, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
was plagued by questions about a largely untested director and wholly
unknown characters. It hardly helped that the initial trailer seemed
In both press release and pre-curtain speech, Trenton Shine has described his new theatrical adaptation of American Psycho
as a parody of the film. It’s a claim that simultaneously overexplains
Critic's Grade: C+
Are Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel the Tracy & Hepburn of our age? This is less a jab at modern-day rom-com pairings—though, y'know, ick—than an appreciation of the difficulties faced when patently unlikable egotists careen heedlessly through others' lives to clean up their own embarrassments. It's one thing to sparkle through contrived circumstances, but in...
Critic's Grade: C+ As writer/director/producer and star of A Million Ways To Die In The West, Seth MacFarlane is all shit, no cattle. Ten years ago, just after Family Guy's second cancellation and shortly before its creator met the devil at the crossroads, a few of the aging boy-animator's eventual ambitions could have been surmised. He would, of course, build a cartoo...