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The Kings of Summer

I want to be forever young.


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As cops break up a high-school kegger, and a burly teenager frantically pumps a few extra shots of beer into his maw, two 14-year-old boys stumble into a forest. Intending only to evade police,    More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

Transparency made transparent.


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When Julian Assange exploded into the public consciousness as the face behind WikiLeaks, in the wake of the site’s publication of previously secret war logs from Afghanistan and Iraq, nearly eve   More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 AP KRYZA

Crash Course

A guided tour through Portland’s music-video history.


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When filmmaker and Portland State professor Dustin Morrow founded the Portland Music Video Festival last year, he limited the event to videos produced in Portland. This year, he solicited submis   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 BRANDON WIDDER

Sightseers

Of homicide and pencil museums.


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Ben Wheatley’s first two films—the gangster flick Down Terrace and the occult hit-man horror film Kill List—are marked by tendencies to genre hop in ways both stimulating and dumbfounding, m   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 AP KRYZA

The Hangover Mad Libs


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In the first Hangover sequel, writer-director Todd Phillips took the formula of his surprise mega-hit original, covered it in shit and pig’s blood, and came away with a mean, lazy, cash-grabbing   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Frances Ha

Girls, directed by Woody Allen and François Truffaut.


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People have been trying to figure out twentysomethings at least since Dustin Hoffman unzipped Anne Bancroft’s dress. In 2010, The New York Times Magazine ran a late-to-the-game article about a “   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Epic

Seeing the forest for the trees full of tiny soldiers.


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The words “from the makers of Ice Age and Robots” and “starring the voices of Beyoncé, Pitbull and Steven Tyler” don’t exactly inspire confidence in a summer animated release. In fact,    More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 AP KRYZA

Trekking Nowhere Fast

Where’s JJ when you need him?


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JJ Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness has gotten great reviews. Already released in Australia, Mexico and other countries, the movie’s U.S. release was delayed because of a competing opening of T   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival

James Franco, porn stars and hate crimes.


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For the seventh year, the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival—the only one of its kind in the country—returns for a weekend of gender-bending, boundary-breaking and cross-dressing, with a   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 WW Staff

The Iceman

A true-crime nightmare that’s completely cold.


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Michael Shannon—whose hot streak of late includes 2011’s best (and most overlooked) performance in Take Shelter—has steadily built a catalog that dips into a huge swath of roles, from heroes   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 AP KRYZA
 

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