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Don’t Shoot

A new documentary examines the history of police brutality in Portland.

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Long before the Trail Blazers warmed up in “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts, another group of Portlanders wore a very different message across their chests. Thirty years ago, after a man died    More
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 REBECCA JACOBSON

American Sniper: Movie Review

Shoot first, ask questions never.

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Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) lies with his gun on a rooftop in Iraq. In his sights is a boy holding a grenade, approaching American troops. It’s up to him: kill a child or see his friends slaug   More
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Zero Motivation: Movie Review

Army brats.

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Israeli comedy Zero Motivation has been breathlessly hailed in reviews and promotional materials as everything from M*A*S*H* meets Orange Is the New Black to an episode of Broad City as directed b   More
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 KAT MERCK

AP Film Studies: Homer’s Odyssey

A Homer Groening retrospective reveals an overlooked genius.

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It’d be fair to assume that when Matt Groening named Homer Simpson after his father, he also gave the cartoon buffoon his dad’s personality. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Beca   More
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 AP KRYZA

Selma: Movie Review

With Selma, Ava DuVernay brings the civil rights movement to vivid life.

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Movies about humanity’s failures tend to flatter their audiences. Look at yesterday’s folly, they say, and be proud of our relatively democratic present. Too rare are movies that shine a r   More
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 CHRIS STAMM

Inherent Vice: Movie Review

Inherent Vice is decadent, depraved and wonderful.

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In Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson scribed a stirring eulogy for the Summer of Love. “We were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave,” he wrote. “Five years lat   More
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 AP KRYZA

Winter Sleep: Movie Review

Iced over.

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If you’re itching to spend three hours with a misanthropic mansplainer, Winter Sleep is just the ticket. A 196-minute meditation on marriage, class politics and narcissism, Turkish director Nu   More
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 REBECCA JACOBSON

AP Film Studies: Anime 101

OMSI unleashes three landmarks of Japanese animation.

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When most of us think of anime, we imagine gigantic-eyed otaku heroines with mystical powers and tiny skirts. We think of gigantic robots, ultra-cute kitties, Poké Balls, shrill squeals and s   More
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Punks In Space

Repo Man’s Alex Cox blasts off with Bill, The Galactic Hero.

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Back in the early ’80s, Liverpudlian director Alex Cox had just finished his debut feature, Repo Man, a twisted punk-rock crime comedy starring Emilio Estevez. But the film had yet to become a   More
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 AP KRYZA

Movie Review: Point and Shoot

An American in Libya, with a gun in one hand and a camera in the other.

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In this age of narcissism, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better subject than Matthew VanDyke.  With no filmmaking experience and limited knowledge of the region, the sheltered Baltim   More
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 RUTH BROWN

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