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Top Five Films To See At POW Fest


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Beat Down A runaway teen squeezes into scintillating pink spandex as she follows her wrestling dream. Deanne Foley’s film congenially captures showy wrestling, pubescent awkwardness and familia   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Oz the Great and Powerful

Hello, yellow brick road.


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Watching the glorious spectacle that is James Franco feels like watching a great con man. Here’s a proven movie star who made an art film re-enacting the Al Pacino leather-daddy sex thriller Cru   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 AP KRYZA

Lies My Multiplex Told Me

The Last Exorcism Part II and Hollywood’s appetite for deception.


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Apparently, one last go-around isn’t enough. At least that’s what this weekend’s debut of The Last Exorcism Part II: The Exorcisming seems to imply (it wasn’t screened for critics, or actual   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 AP KRYZA

Jack the Giant Slayer

An English folktale, with extra potty humor.


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Jack and the Beanstalk is one of the few English folktales Americans know by heart. A peasant boy sells his abusive guardian’s livestock for some beans, the beans get wet, a beanstalk grows, a   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

Last Whiff of PIFF

Saying goodbye to murderous tourists and horny priests.


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The Portland International Film Festival has aged quickly. Two short weeks ago, desperate young people fought for their identity. Last week, PIFF endured the slow burn of middle age. What greets u   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 WW Staff

A PIFF Ahead

Already mourning the end of the Portland International Film Festival? Whet your appetite with early entries for PIFF 2014.


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PIFF is an intense but fleeting thing.  It enters our lives for a few   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 WW Staff

PIFFing the Night Away

PIFF knocks you down. But you get up again.


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If the Portland International Film Festival is a night out drinking, it’s time to rally. Though PIFF’s second week includes some real drags, keep the tab open: You’ll also find a few excepti   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 WW Staff

Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse

The human soul behind the monster’s mask.


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Infuriating, tragic, heartbreaking and incendiary in equal measures, Portland filmmaker Brian Lindstrom’s Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse is a documentary that plays out like a horro   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 AP KRYZA

PIFF 2013: Tonight, We Are Young

PIFF will set the world on fire, and burn brighter than the sun.


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Being a kid is tough these days. Whether children are being unfavorably compared to that hilarious little Honey Boo Boo, stripping down to their SpongeBob underwear for a search at elementary sc   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 WW Staff

Side Effects

The girl with the Paxil tattoo.


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Warning: Steven Soderbergh’s new film may cause anxiety, frustration, terror, temporary memory loss, episodes of euphoria, Hitchcockian feelings of nostalgia, numbing, exhilaration, dread and    More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 AP KRYZA
 

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