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Bad Fairy

Maleficent through the ages.


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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   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Cold in July

Lone Star State of mind.


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The actor Michael C. Hall knows death. He had his breakout role in Six Feet Under as the closeted son David and then went on to play the titular serial killer in Dexter. In his newest role, in Jim Mic   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Palo Alto

California love.


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Given James Franco’s obnoxious ubiquity, it’s tough not to see Palo Alto—a big-screen adaptation of the multihyphenate’s short-story collection—as art imitating life. But this is also th   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 AMANDA SCHURR

AP Film Studies: Brat Pack

Future films of Sofia Coppola.


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Sofia Coppola is her generation’s primary chronicler of the spoils of being spoiled. From The Virgin Suicides to Lost in Translation to The Bling Ring, her films center on rich and entitled people   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Joanie Got A Gun

Johnny Guitar and the dearth of feminist westerns.


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Joan Crawford plays neither a whore nor a sheriff’s wife. Mercedes McCambridge, meanwhile, isn’t a rape victim, bar wench or schoolmarm. ILLUSTRATION: Hawk KrallThat alone would make Nichola   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 AP KRYZA

Chef

I <3 Carts


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Imagine a movie written entirely by focus groups in Portland, Brooklyn and Silver Lake. In Chef, Jon Favreau plays an all-star cuisinier who’s stymied by his corporately conservative, Dustin Hof   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Double

Jesse Eisenberg does double duty.


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It’s only right that a film about doppelgängers should feel eerily familiar. That’s certainly the case with writer-director Richard Ayoade’s sophomore feature, The Double. While loosely a   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

Queer the Way

QDOC wants to make you think. And probably cry.


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Eight years in, the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival remains the only one of its kind in the country, with no sign of slowing. The 11 films this year range from political rallying cries    More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 WW Staff

Locke

Life in the commuter lane.


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The average cinemagoer will know Tom Hardy as the handsome Brit from Inception, or as Batman’s ultra-ripped, marble-mouthed nemesis in The Dark Knight Rises.  That Tom Hardy does not appear i   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 AP KRYZA

God’s Pocket

Unfair farewell.


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You’ll probably recognize God’s Pocket as one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final performances, but that sets up expectations of catharsis few films could satisfy. The scattered charms of th   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 JAY HORTON
 

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