Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-830-1-.html Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700 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]]> <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]]> 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.
<i>The Intouchables</i> - It’s the casually racist buddy comedy of the year! http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19263-the_intouchables_its_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]]> 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>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>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]]> <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...]]> 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>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]]> <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]]> <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>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 ]]> Bad Fairy - Maleficent through the ages. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22614-bad_fairy_maleficent_through_the_ages.html Hell hath no fury like a woman denied an invite. That, arguably, is the moral of the Sleeping Beauty story. As the tale goes, the sprite that didn’t make the guest list still appears at the eponymou]]> <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]]> <i>Midnight’s Children</i> - Tiptoeing into the mystic. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20616-midnights_children_tiptoeing_into_the_mystic.html I never thought I’d say this, but perhaps Salman Rushdie isn’t giving himself enough credit. In adapting his 1981 Booker Prize-winning Midnight’s Children, he works with director Deepa Mehta]]> <b>The Cleaners:</b> The Dirtiest Job - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-8412-the_cleaners_the_dirtiest_job_.html <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]]> 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. 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