Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-830-1-.html Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT+7 en hourly 1 <i>Fun Size</i> - A long, disgusting search for Shorty. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19821-fun_size_a_long_disgusting_search_for_shorty.html Nickelodeon Movies is a studio with a wide range of tastes—or else it’s in a constant state of identity crisis. It’s responsible for Harriet the Spy but also Nacho Libre; both Lemony Snicket]]> Born Many Ways - Pandrogyny, art porn and the son of Cher at the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17567-born_many_ways_pandrogyny_art_porn_and_the_son_of_cher_at_the_portland_queer_documentary_film_festiv.html Apparently, Lady Gaga doesn’t own the last word on homosexuality in pop culture.
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<i>The Intouchables</i> - It’s the casually racist buddy comedy of the year! http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19263-the_intouchables_it%E2%80%99s_the_casually_racist_buddy_comedy_of_the_year_.html 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]]> Gift Guide 2012: Your Unemployed Cousin - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19955-gift_guide_2012_your_unemployed_cousin_.html For your recently de-commed cousin, the holiday season is likely to be a heady mix of frustration, PTSD and soul-crushing concern about meeting basic adult responsibilities—and on top of that, n]]> <i>Sound of My Voice</i> - The blonde leading the blind. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19178-sound_of_my_voice_the_blonde_leading_the_blind.html 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]]> Conquer the Clutter - Living Portland institution Anne Hughes embraces her second life as an authority on organization. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-8408-conquer_the_clutter_living_portland_institution_anne_hughes_embraces_her_second_life_as_an_authority.html <i>GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling</i> - Pia Zadora ruins everything. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20096-glow_the_story_of_the_gorgeous_ladies_of_wrestling_pia_zadora_ruins_everything.html When alums from TV’s Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling reunite in a Vegas hotel more than 20 years after their show was canceled, three show up in wheelchairs. A few of the ambulatory ones boast to]]> <i>Hysteria</i> - A movie with great buzz. Am I right, ladies?! http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19317-hysteria_a_movie_with_great_buzz_am_i_right_ladies_.html  It is absolutely true that many Victorian-era doctors would masturbate their female patients. It wasn’t...]]> <i>The Queen of Versailles</i> - When the 1 percent defaults. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19509-the_queen_of_versailles_when_the_1_percent_defaults.html Meet Jackie Siegel. Half Miss Havisham, half Stifler’s mom, she presides—in a state of well-intentioned oblivion—over eight children and...]]> <i>Submarine</i> - The last British virgin. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17626-submarine_the_last_british_virgin.html 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]]> Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival - A little bit country, a little bit glam rock. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19214-portland_queer_documentary_film_festival_a_little_bit_country_a_little_bit_glam_rock.html 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]]> <i>Safety Not Guaranteed</i> - Mumbling through time. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19294-safety_not_guaranteed_mumbling_through_time.html 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 ]]> <i>Seeking a Friend for the End of the World</i> - Love in the time of apocalypse. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19352-seeking_a_friend_for_the_end_of_the_world_love_in_the_time_of_apocalypse.html 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]]> <b>The Cleaners:</b> The Dirtiest Job - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-8412-the_cleaners_the_dirtiest_job_.html <i>Buoy</i> - Sisters and brothers should help each other. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19966-buoy_sisters_and_brothers_should_help_each_other.html Do not be turned off by the following descriptors: Kickstarter project. Eighty-minute phone conversation. Sibling dynamics. And don’t be too concerned that Buoy’s opening shots of an industria]]> <i>2 Days in New York</i> - Empire State of relationship drama. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19587-2_days_in_new_york_empire_state_of_relationship_drama.html It’s a disservice to judge 2 Days in New York by the same standards we would its prequel, 2007’s 2 Days in Paris. Paris saw Marion (writer-director Julie Delpy) introducing her neurotic boyfri]]> <b>The Cleaners:</b> Charging Bi the Hour - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-8413-the_cleaners_charging_bi_the_hour_.html A Fellow Of Infinite Jest - Some things are rotten in Hamlet 2, but not Steve Coogan. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-9408-a_fellow_of_infinite_jest_some_things_are_rotten_in_hamlet_2_but_not_steve_coogan.html Brew Views: <i>Snow White and the Huntsman</i> - Bad apples. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19511-brew_views_snow_white_and_the_huntsman_bad_apples.html 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]]> <i>How to Survive a Plague</i> - Battling AIDS beyond the ribbon. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19763-how_to_survive_a_plague_battling_aids_beyond_the_ribbon.html “Ninety-three through ’95 were the worst years,” says longtime AIDS activist David Barr near the close of How to Survive a Plague. “And then we got lucky.” The sentiment captures the gen]]> Brew Views: <i>The Queen of Versailles</i> - One-percenter blues. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19663-brew_views_the_queen_of_versailles_one_percenter_blues.html Meet Jackie Siegel. Half Miss Havisham, half Stifler’s mom, she presides—in a state of well-intentioned oblivion—over eight children and a gaudy empire in Orlando. Three years ago, she was]]> Youth Without Youth - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-8274-youth_without_youth_.html <i>Midnight’s Children</i> - Tiptoeing into the mystic. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20616-midnight%E2%80%99s_children_tiptoeing_into_the_mystic.html I never thought I’d say this, but perhaps Salman Rushdie isn’t giving himself enough credit. 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You’re a young man!” That’s]]> You Are Where You Eat - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-8571-you_are_where_you_eat_.html Hurricane Home Movies - Trouble the Water Eyes Katrina from inside the storm. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-9647-hurricane_home_movies_trouble_the_water_eyes_katrina_from_inside_the_storm.html Art Factory - Forget IKEA prints. make your own mass-market art for under $10. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-9528-art_factory_forget_ikea_prints_make_your_own_mass_market_art_for_under_%2410.html Cheap Eats 2008 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-13475-cheap_eats_2008_.html Cheap Eats 2008 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-13700-cheap_eats_2008_.html