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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

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.


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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
 

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