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Gus Among Us: Aaron Mesh

We asked four Portlanders for their perspectives on Gus Van Sant. Here’s what they said.


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AARON MESH, WW staff writer If you can bear it, now is the necessary time to return to Gus Van Sant’s Elephant. Next year marks the 10th anniversary of the director’s re-creation of the Colum   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 AARON MESH

Gus Among Us: James Westby

We asked four Portlanders for their perspectives on Gus Van Sant. Here’s what they said.


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JAMES WESTBY, Filmmaker In Last Days, famous and troubled musician Blake (Michael Pitt) gets a visit from a Yellow Pages salesman. Blake is wearing a dress with combat boots and can barely speak.   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF

Gus Among Us: Viva Las Vegas

We asked four Portlanders for their perspectives on Gus Van Sant. Here’s what they said.


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VIVA LAS VEGAS, Author and stripper Once upon a time (this is a fairy tale), late on a Tuesday night at Mary’s Club, a posse of handsome, well-dressed men entered the bar and quietly took seats   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF

The Best Things I Saw This Year 2012

Forget about a Top 10 list. Here are three Top Threes.


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2012 has been a busy year on the WW film beat. In April, after five years at the helm, Aaron Mesh moved to the news desk. Matthew Singer replaced him until October, when he became music editor a   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Staff

No Land of Milk and Honey

Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land wears its heart on its well-tailored sleeve.


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There are shots in Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land that could be mistaken for shots in 1991’s My Own Private Idaho: beautiful pastoral scenes, rolling country roads   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

Les Misérables

More of a nightmare than a dream.


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Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables lives up to its name. With the exception of about 10 minutes, the nearly three-hour film is an endless wallow in the fields of squalor, filth, chancre and herpes.    More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Unchained and Unrestrained

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is certainly cool. But is that enough?


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Give Quentin Tarantino this much: He’s got balls. Imagine entering a meeting with a major studio, as a successful white director
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

This Is 40

Potty humor knows no age.


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Judd Apatow’s latest undertaking, This Is 40, revisits Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann), the churlish yet lovable couple first introduced in Knocked Up. Fording the frigid waters of their   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 EMILY JENSEN

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

Norman Rockwell, by way of Alfred Hitchcock.


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The photographer Gregory Crewdson has been described as “Norman Rockwell meets Norman Bates.” Like Rockwell, Crewdson captures small and ordinary    More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

Middle Earth Gets a Makeover

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a breathless, crackling adventure.


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By the time Peter Jackson wrapped his sterling Lord of the Rings trilogy, audiences had spent nearly 12 hours in Middle Earth, marveling at the...   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 AP KRYZA
 

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