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The Intouchables

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

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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.

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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.

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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


The last British virgin.

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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

Born Many Ways

Pandrogyny, art porn and the son of Cher at the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival.

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Apparently, Lady Gaga doesn’t own the last word on homosexuality in pop culture.

Hurricane Home Movies

Trouble the Water Eyes Katrina from inside the storm.

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One Hurricane Katrina statistic that often goes unmentioned is how many filmmakers flocked to the aftermath, looking to tap into the personal stories of massive governmental negligence. So it was that ...   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Art Factory

Forget IKEA prints. make your own mass-market art for under $10.

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Years ago, I watched a prolific painter fling acrylic onto slats of plywood at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, Calif. He was good. His wares ranged in price from $3 to $50.It’s fitting this re ...   More
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 SAUNDRA SORENSON

A Fellow Of Infinite Jest

Some things are rotten in Hamlet 2, but not Steve Coogan.

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Steve Coogan is the master of center-stage asshattery. In his popular British series Knowing Me, Knowing You…with Alan Partridge, Coogan was a tactless, ABBA-obsessed talk show host who famousl ...   More
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Making Babies: Never Forever and Brick Lane Reviewed

Ed. Note: We've been keeping WW Finder co-editor Saundra Sorenson plenty busy the last week with film reviews: She's taken sneak peeks at Never Forever (which opens today at the Hollywood Theatre) and Brick Lane (which starts its second week at Fox Tower). Here are her takes:

Never Forever

Friday, July 18, 2008 by SAUNDRA SORENSON

Cougar Habitat: Sex and the City Reviewed

Screened for critics after WW press deadlines (and after we breathlessly speculated on the fates of the characters), Sex and the City makes the leap from HBO to the national box office tonight at 12:01. Saundra Sorenson has this review:

Thursday, May 29, 2008 by SAUNDRA SORENSON
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