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AP Film Studies: Rules of Attraction

Casablanca and the science of love.

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It’s easy to look at a seemingly mismatched couple and scoff, wondering what the hell such a good-looking person would see in a person of less-desirable genetic stock. Throughout the history   More
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 AP KRYZA

Oh, The Choices You’ll Make

You’re on your own, you know what we know, and you are the one to decide where to go for PIFF 2015.

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What do you do when you open an ill-gotten briefcase to find 50 million kronor (just under $6.1 million in real money) inside? Or when a group of Turkish soldiers hold your fellow villagers as r   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 WW Staff

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Beyond the sea.

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SpongeBob SquarePants is an absurdist red herring of a children’s television show. Sure, it has the requisite fart and poop jokes and the warm, treacly center common to the format, but it al   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

AP Film Studies: Black Thought

Women dominate the Portland Black Film Fest.

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It’s no secret that cinema is whitewashed. Just look at the lineup of the Portland International Film Fest, which features a whopping two movies from the African continent in a sea of middle   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 AP KRYZA

Russian Soul

Andrey Zvyagintsev’s epic Leviathan has a heavy heart and light hand.

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In 2004, Marvin Heemeyer drove an armor-plated bulldozer through 13 buildings, including a newspaper office and the town hall, in his small Colorado town. Heemeyer, a welder, had snapped after   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 MITCH LILLIE

A Most Violent Year: Movie Review

Down and out in New York City.

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Calling A Most Violent Year a period piece is like calling a ruby a rock. Yes, the film takes place in 1981 New York, one of the most crime-ridden years in the city’s history. And yes, directo   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 AP KRYZA

Mr. Turner: Movie Review

Brilliant scenery, with extra spittle.

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Known as “the painter of light,” J.M.W. Turner created some of the world’s most awe-inspiring artwork. His landscapes are by turns frightful and beautiful, and the same goes for Mr. Turner   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 MICHAEL NORDINE

AP Film Studies: The Passion Of The Spliced

Church of Film worships at the altar of obscure cinema.

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In 2013, Matthew Lucas and Leslie Napoles quietly started a film club for a few friends to gather, geek out over lesser-known cinema and sip a little wine. Soon, it became a church that worships   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 AP KRYZA

Movie Review: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry pays tribute to second-wave feminists.

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Think back to Beyoncé’s performance at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards—her rock-solid command of the stage, her spangly leotard, those heart-melting cuts to Blue Ivy on Jay Z’s lap. Recal   More
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 REBECCA JACOBSON

AP Film Studies: Woo Woo

How John Woo nearly ruined action films.

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With 1989’s The Killer and 1992’s Hard Boiled, John Woo made two of cinema’s best-ever action films. In both movies (screening as a double feature at 7:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Hol   More
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 AP KRYZA

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