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Enemy

Jake Gyllenhaal times two, plus some tarantulas.


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Enemy, the latest film from Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve, begins with a koanlike epigraph: “Chaos is order yet undeciphered.” As self-serious as that line may be, Villeneuve quickly r   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Lunchbox

Hungry for love.


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Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox is set in Mumbai, where a fraternity of 5,000 men, the dabbawallas, have been delivering hot lunches from the city’s housewives to their businessman husbands for    More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 DEBORAH KENNEDY

AP Film Studies: Also Showing 3/26/14

Castles, clowns and Jean-Claude Van Damme: This week at Portland’s indie theaters.


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Editor’s Note: Last week, columnist AP Kryza disappeared, leaving only a garbled voicemail. His whereabouts remain unknown. We did, however, receive a cryptic note—delivered by a bowtie-weari   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 DEBORAH KENNEDY

The Real Muppets Most Wanted

A rogues’ gallery of Muppet slavers, murderers and child abusers.


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The Muppets may be paragons of all that is sweet and innocent, but there’s also something sinister lurking under the surface. The Swedish Chef seeks to behead creatures that other Muppets call   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 AP KRYZA

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

Broadway baby.


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For someone who made her Broadway debut 68 years ago, Elaine Stritch is still quite the firecracker. Dressed in her trademark white collared shirt and black tights—as Tina Fey notes, the long-le   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

AP Film Studies: Also Showing


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Editor’s Note: After filing his Muppets story this week, AP Kryza left an unintelligible voicemail for WW. Our transcription experts only made out the words “lemur,” “sourdough,” “stir   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 DEBORAH KENNEDY

The Hungary Games

The Grand Budapest Hotel sits atop Wes Anderson’s lost world.


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The old, snide rejoinder to an over-decorated show is that “you leave humming the sets,” but Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel may be the first movie where you come out tasting them. Wit   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 AARON MESH

Better Living Through Chemistry

Bitter pill.


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When Better Living Through Chemistry first started popping up on film news sites back in 2010, it was billed as a noirish thriller starring Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Garner and Judi Dench. It was    More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 RUTH BROWN

AP Film Studies: Come Out To Play

The Warriors imagines street gangs as a rainbow United Nations.


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If The Warriors were remade today (please don’t let Michael Bay read this), it’s very likely it would become a “gritty” look at gang life in America, punctuated by ham-fisted commentary    More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 AP KRYZA

Salute Her Shorts

Three decades on, Joanna Priestley’s animation is as inventive as ever.


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Joanna Priestley knows abstract animation can be intimidating. That’s why the independent animator chuckles as she sits before a sluggish Mac in her Northwest Portland studio and hits “play”   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON
 

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