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Not-So-Ordinary Person: Timothy Hutton Makes Surprise Appearance at Leverage Premiere

Timothy Hutton's son was born Sept. 11, 2001, or so he informed a Leverage fan—who'd asked a different question altogether—last night in a ballroom ...   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 by Alex Peterson

Vardian Vision

Agnès Varda, an auteur in three acts.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Agnès Varda has a unique perception of the ways women’s personalities are formed by the worlds in which they live; that skill has made her the feminine voice of the French New Wave. The V ...   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 Alex Peterson

Richard Thomas

A seasoned movie extra’s take on Oregon’s film shoots.

Q & A
Richard Thomas doesn’t mind being considered an extra. He’s been one for 20 years, starting in Astoria at John Jacob Astor Elementary School, where Arnold Schwarzenegger shot Kindergarten ...   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 Alex Peterson

Cafe Du Cinema

The other places you can get a drink with your movie. (A good movie, for once.)

Movie Reviews & Stories
Perhaps you’ve heard, but Portland is a pretty good place to drink a beer and watch a movie. The city has at least a dozen theater pubs (listed each week in WW’s Brew Views), where audienc ...   More
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Alex Peterson

Zak Smith - Writer, Painter, Porn Star - Performs at Disjecta

Zak Smith lives in Los Angeles and is most famous for a book-length collection of drawings which illustrate each and every page of Thomas Pynchon's mammoth Gravity's Rainbow., Smith also is an accomplished painter, mainly of nude women, and he a...   More
Friday, June 19, 2009 by Alex Peterson

The Merry Gentleman

Post-Multiplicity Michael Keaton: Sadder, wiser.

Movie Reviews & Stories
On the strength of playing about a dozen close-to-the-edge types throughout the ’80s, culminating with his work as an escaped mental patient in The Dream Team, Michael Keaton got to be Batman. T ...   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Alex Peterson

Cinema Al Fresco

Get your movies out of the theater.

Special Section Stories
This summer’s lineup of outdoor movie screenings isn’t all family-picnic fare. Sure, there are the requisite recent popular flicks (Madagascar 2, Monsters vs. Aliens) and older, popcorny o ...   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Alex Peterson

Basketballroom Blitz

Bar Reviews
It just underwent a major remodel, but Blitz Pearl (110 NW 10th Ave. 222-2229), the bartender tells me, was a sports bar to begin with. They just made it bigger. Flat-screens are omnipresent across th ...   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Alex Peterson

QDoc Q&A: It Came From Kuchar director Jennifer Kroot

Underground cinema legend George Kuchar has been professor of film studies at the San Francisco Art Institute since 1971. For a few years in the '90s, filmmaker Jennifer Kroot was both his student and an actress in his movies before eventually becoming a close friend. Ten years late...   More
Friday, May 29, 2009 by Alex Peterson

Joel Hodgson

The captain of Cinematic Titanic tosses off some one-liners.

Q & A
Joel Hodgson was the original interminably imprisoned lab rat forced to watch horrible movie screenings on Mystery Science Theater 3000, the cult TV show he created in 1988 that featured a crew of hum ...   More
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 Alex Peterson
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