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The Queen of Versailles

When the 1 percent defaults.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Meet Jackie Siegel. Half Miss Havisham, half Stifler’s mom, she presides—in a state of well-intentioned oblivion—over eight children and...   More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Brew Views: Snow White and the Huntsman

Bad apples.


Brew Views
Snow White and the Huntsman is beautifully, blessedly graphic. It goes far beyond threats of dismemberment and filicide. There’s the dark forest, which provides Snow White (Kristen Stewart) wi   More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Love in the time of apocalypse.


Movie Reviews & Stories
In a world where the Armageddon plan of attack didn’t work and the asteroid is still coming for us, a dialed-down Steve Carell sits listening to a forecast of the end of the world. His wife fl   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Hysteria

A movie with great buzz. Am I right, ladies?!


Movie Reviews & Stories
 It is absolutely true that many Victorian-era doctors would masturbate their female patients. It wasn’t...   More
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Safety Not Guaranteed

Mumbling through time.


Movie Reviews & Stories
There is something heartbreakingly true in witnessing a wizened writer in his mid-30s demand of an intern, “Why are you sitting there in front of that screen? You’re a young man!” Why are    More
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Twihard, With a Princess: Snow White and the Huntsman Reviewed

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This adaptation of Snow White -- the second to hit theaters this year -- screened after press deadlines. Turns out, it ain't no Mirror Mirror. Thank God.

WW Critics Grade: A-

Snow White and the Huntsman is beautifully, blessedly graphic.
It goes far beyond threats of dismemberment and filicide. There’s the dar...   More
 
Friday, June 1, 2012 by SAUNDRA SORENSON

The Intouchables

It’s the casually racist buddy comedy of the year!


Movie Reviews & Stories
Can there be a more insulting “fish out of water” trope than putting a bored black man in front of a chamber orchestra, then holding for laughs? It’s where poor Omar Sy finds himself as Dris   More
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival

A little bit country, a little bit glam rock.


Movie Reviews & Stories
It’s fitting that the flagship offering of the sixth annual Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival is Jeffrey Schwarz’s Vito (7 pm Sunday, May 20), a eulogy for the man who documented the depi   More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Sound of My Voice

The blonde leading the blind.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Tract houses and taupe shag carpeting: For the tight few opening minutes of Sound of My Voice, this is the mundanely hellish world of the modern cult. Peter and Lorna (Christopher Denham and Nicol   More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Submarine

The last British virgin.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The accusations of Wes Anderson-ry will surface just after the opening credits, so it’s best to meet them head on: In Submarine, director Richard Ayoade does, in fact, focus on a sullen adolescent w   More
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 SAUNDRA SORENSON
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