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Heaven Adores You

Elliott Smith’s story told by his Portland compatriots.

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The title is wrong. It sounds like a soft-focus TV movie about an angel who dreams of being a runway model. But Heaven Adores You is the most complete, least icky attempt to date at telling the stor   More
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 CASEY JARMAN

My Own Private Idaho

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Why it’s Portlandy: What’s not Portlandy about a collective fever dream of eating Chinese noodles at Lamthong on Broadway (RIP) with a narcoleptic prostitute and Pre-Raphaelite Keanu Reeves?   More
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 WW Staff

AP Film Studies: Meanwhile, in Portland

Kung fu legends, tv cult classics and even more Arnold.

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Editor’s note: AP Kryza has once again disappeared, leaving behind only a cryptic Google search history. We’re still trying to ascertain his whereabouts from phrases such as “Swayze etymol   More
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 AP KRYZA

Stop-Motion On A Roll

Northwest Animation Fest celebrates its fifth year with more than 250 films at the Hollywood Theatre.

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The Northwest Animation Festival is bringing an anthropomorphic mammoth longing for cryogenic sleep, Medusa as a stay-at-home mom, and a competitive Iranian lifeguard to the Hollywood Theatre.   More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Adult Beginners

Kroll’s failed entrepreneur needs a kickstart.

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Nick Kroll has the kind of face that used to be called punchable: calcified smirk, dazed glare, sallow cheeks—his upcoming roles, Douche and Professor Poopypants, define the type. Given his    More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 JAY HORTON

Drugstore Cowboy

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Why it’s Portlandy: Beyond the obvious—Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon) robs Good Samaritan Hospital on Northwest 23rd Avenue, lives in a brick house on Northeast Webster Street, and loiters outside iconic  Seaton Pharmacy (now closed) at Southeast 60th Avenue and Belmont Street—   More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 WW Staff

AP Film Studies: When Animals Attack

Katy Perry’s got nothing on the ferocity of Roar.

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It was a beautiful dream: Exorcist executive producer Noel Marshall and his wife, Tippi Hedren (The Birds), wanted to create the ultimate family adventure film, set at their home on the Shambala   More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 AP KRYZA

Big Plympton

Bill Plympton’s new animated feature is a far cry from Home.

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Bill Plympton has a bone to pick with the Happiest Place on Earth. You’d expect nothing less from the man finalizing Hitler’s Folly, a mockumentary about Hitler’s secret life as the premier an   More
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 CURTIS COOK

Gus Van Sant, Patron Sant of Portland

NW Film Center pays homage to the Rose City icon.

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Between his “Portland trilogy” and mainstream fame from films like Milk, Gus Van Sant helped put this city on the map. With the director debuting a new film at Cannes this year, the Northwes   More
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

AP Film Studies: Cthulhu & You

CthulhuCon spreads the Lovecraft.

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You like H.P. Lovecraft. Odds are, you just don’t know it.  ILLUSTRATION: Allison KerekHe is the father of cosmic horror is and one of the most influential artists in science fiction. H   More
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 AP KRYZA

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