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Not Dark Yet

But PIFF’s Getting There.

This is the way the world cinema showcase ends: not with a whimper, but with mutilated clowns and schoolgirls with robotic claws. The Portland International Film Festival doesn’t let its foot off    More
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 WW MOVIE STAFF

Follow That BAM

Beer and Movie is for real.

My first favorite movie was Follow That Bird. It starred my favorite actors at the time—a 6-foot, yellow-feathered puppet named Big Bird and his cohorts Oscar the Grouch and Mr. Snuffleupagus—p   More
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 AARON MESH

PIFF Rolls East

Ghost monkeys, a killer tire and other Portland International Film Festival treats.

Gephyrophobia: the fear of crossing bridges. This malady has longed plagued the eastside cinephile during the Portland International Film Festival. But not this year. In its second week, PIFF jumps   More
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 WW MOVIE STAFF

The Eagle

Exterminate the Brits.

Rome’s lost Legio IX Hispana, maybe massacred in Britain around 117 A.D., is suddenly a hot commodity: The Eagle is the second movie in six months about the legion’s shrouded fate, following Neil Marshall’s viscera-spattered Centurion   More
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 AARON MESH

PIFF Gets Spiffy

All aboard the new and improved Portland International Film Festival.

There’s no mistaking it: Like any good regional importer looking to tap into economic recovery, the 34th annual Portland International Film Festival is diversifying. For the first time, PIFF is exp   More
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 WW MOVIE STAFF

Rage vs. Lance Bangs

Portland filmmaking may induce vomiting.

Rage 45 [ONE NIGHT ONLY] With eye-popping cinematography and a searing score, Rage ranks among the most richly produced local films in recent memory, but also among the most disappointing. Early on,   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 WW Film Staff

Meet Me In Senegal

The Cascade Festival of African Films expands our cinematic horizons.

Africa is not a continent terrifically well known for its cinema: The money isn’t really there, and many of its countries are constantly in violent flux. But that very instability and unfamiliarit   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

My Dog Tulip

Teeny little super cartoon.

A burst of jazz announces the place as 1950s London, where elderly author J.R. Ackerley begins typing a memoir. From his cozy apartment,    More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 ALISTAIR ROCKOFF

Crispin Glover

His body of work is a Wonderland.

Crispin Glover may be popularly known for playing inarticulate (or completely silent) characters, but he has a lot to say. He returns to Portland this week with his two movies, What Is It? (which star ...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 AARON MESH

Hail, Hail, Portlandia!

Fellow assholes: Let’s talk about that Carrie Brownstein show, shall we?

After months of breathlessly anticipating the chance to watch Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen’s comedy series Portlandia, it is suddenly difficult to find a place where people   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 WW Culture Staff
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