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Make Your Own Vince Vaughnedy

Coming to a theater near you within the next decade.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Unfinished Business hits theaters across the country this week. It stars a schlubby, gruff and yet still charming Vince Vaughn, who leads a ragtag crew to an important business thing with ever   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

What We Do in the Shadows

The Real World of vampires.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The last thing pop culture needs is another vampire flick. The second-to-last is more reality TV. Leave it to a pack of Kiwis—including Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords fame—to giv   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Italian Style


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Postwar Italy was a land of sun-drenched, surrealist beauty where anything could happen. Its cinema followed suit: A princess and journalist fall in love in Roman Holiday, and lonely Katharine H   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

AP Film Studies: Animal Style

Richard Stanley returns to the disastrous Island of Dr. Moreau.


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Director Richard Stanley has spent years in the French Pyrenees among the bizarre. His new film, The Otherworld, focuses on a land where folks believe in fairies and aliens, commune with the spi   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 AP KRYZA

Mr. Cronenberg Goes to Hollywood

The Videodrome director turns his eye to toxic celebrity culture in Maps to the Stars.


Movie Reviews & Stories
David Cronenberg has always been fixated on bodies. He fused them to television screens in Videodrome, crafted the finest head-explosion scenes of all time in Scanners, and charted every gruesome st   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MICHAEL NORDINE

Salad Days

A nostalgia trip through D.C. punk.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The Washington, D.C., punk scene documented in Scott Crawford’s Salad Days was a hydra of privileged brattiness, tough-guy posturing, earnest disaffection and lofty purpose. It was, as youth m   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 CHRIS STAMM

1971: Movie Review

Investigating the FBI.


Movie Reviews & Stories
On March 8, 1971, the night that Joe Frazier fought Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century, a group of activists broke into an FBI office in Media, Pa. They found documents proving the FBI a   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

AP Film Studies: Taylor-Made

Liz Taylor’s Portland granddaughter keeps her legacy alive.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Elizabeth Taylor was many things during her life, which was spent mostly under the spotlight and in the public eye. She was perhaps the most famous star of Hollywood’s golden age, netting two    More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 AP KRYZA

If You Really Love PIFF...

Portland’s three weeks of dark and dreary foreign films flies off into the sunset.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The Portland International Film Festival comes to an end this week. There are only 10 new films—and some shorts from Spain—showing this week, but this is more of a time to reflect on what    More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 WW MOVIE STAFF

The First Annual PIFF Awards

Willamette Week plays judge, jury and award-giver-outer.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The Portland International Film Festival comes to a close this week. Normally, this is the time when a jury of expert film critics hands out awards to deeply deserving films. There are some awar   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 WW Staff
 

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