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PIFFing the Night Away

PIFF knocks you down. But you get up again.


Movie Reviews & Stories
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

A Fistful of Viagra

Christopher Walken and Al Pacino go slumming in Stand Up Guys.


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Europe is considerably kinder to its elder statesmen—at least where cinema is concerned. Michael Haneke’s dissection of octogenarian love, Amour, is a lock for the foreign-language Oscar, with   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 AP KRYZA

Warm Bodies

Getting cozy with the undead.


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“Don’t be creepy, don’t be creepy, don’t be creepy,” the lovesick zombie begs himself as he stares, slack-jawed, at the very blond, very alive object of his affection. His name is “R   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 KELLY CLARKE

The Comedy

The shocks and horrors of hipsterdom.


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Nearly everything that happens in Rick Alverson’s The Comedy is uncomfortable, off-putting and morally reprehensible. But the events also amount to a hilarious and needed screed against the ennu   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 MICHAEL NORDINE

Till Death Do Us Part

Michael Haneke’s wrenching Amour takes a hard look at mortality.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Midway through Michael Haneke’s scrupulously devastating Amour, the elderly Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) tells his wife Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) about a film he remembers watching as a child.    More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Quartet

A wheelchair musical.


Movie Reviews & Stories
You’ve seen this film before: A pack of love-drunk song-and-dancers needs a ton of money to save their home, so they band together to put on a big music show. Can they pull it off? Will the big    More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Sister

Stealing more than just your skis.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Amid the blinding alpine light, 12-year-old Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) scans the merchandise from behind ski goggles and a mask, his disguise in the Swiss film Sister. His name on the slopes is    More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 MITCH LILLIE
 

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