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What Mason Knew

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood makes coming of age feel new again.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Boyhood took 12 years, in film as in life. For 12 years, director Richard Linklater shot the movie for a few weeks each summer as both the main character, a boy named Mason, and the actor, Ellar   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

A Most Wanted Man

The spy who bored me.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Had it been released a year ago, nobody would have taken notice of A Most Wanted Man, a gratingly bland espionage thriller set in post-9/11 Hamburg. But director Anton Corbijn’s thriller happens   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Also Showing 7/23/14

Surfing, Superman and BB guns.


Movie Reviews & Stories
AP Film Studies is currently on a two-week summer vacation, but because Professor Kryza is a jerk, you have homework. Here’s what’s playing in Portland’s repertory theaters this week. Th   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 AP KRYZA

Wish I Was Here

Zach Braff returns from Garden State.


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As Zach Braff’s directorial follow-up to the aggressively feel-good Garden State, Wish I Was Here has been bogged down by twee expectations since it was announced. And indeed, the film is every    More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 MICHAEL NORDINE

A Brony Tale

Pony up.


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Toy stores, with their pretty pinks and commanding blues, make clear what we expect of our girls and boys. So when adult men become fans of the cartoon TV series My Little Pony, it’s enough to p   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 KATHERINE MARRONE

AP Film Studies: Hickey Theater

The NW Film Center brings drive-in nostalgia to Portland.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The drive-in movie theater is a magical place from a bygone era. It’s where Dottie planned the ultimate seduction of Pee-wee. It’s where teenagers get lucky in their parents’ minivans. It   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 AP KRYZA

Hotseat: Chapman and Maclain Way


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When brothers Chapman, 27, and Maclain Way, 23, discovered an old baseball team photo at their late grandfather Bing Russell’s house, it sparked a multiyear effort of poring over microfilm a   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

AP Film Studies: Swayze Says

The Tao of Point Break and Road House.


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Patrick Swayze may have gone to that big bar fight in the sky, but his wisdom remains. For he, friends, is like the wind. ILLUSTRATION: Hawk KrallThis weekend, Cartopia—another legendary entit   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 AP KRYZA

Coherence

Comet and get it.


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Nothing that happens in Coherence should be allowed to happen. The film begins with a comet that may or may not be infused with reality-altering powers screaming across the sky during a dinner   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 MICHAEL NORDINE

Brasslands

Balkan blowout.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Like the beer-soaked jamboree it depicts, Brasslands is a loud and colorful experience. Produced by the communal filmmaking society Meerkat Media Collective, the documentary follows hundreds of    More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 TREE PALMEDO
 

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