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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

Movie Reviews & Stories
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

Hotseat: Greil Marcus

How Rock ’n’ Roll was born.

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Rock critic Greil Marcus is famous for placing rock ’n’ roll amid the pantheon of myth and greatness with Mystery Train and Lipstick Traces. He did the same for Sleater-Kinney, naming it the g   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 JAY HORTON

Ex Machina: Movie Review

Artificial intelligence includes sex ed in Alex Garland’s latest movie.

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Frankenstein’s monster is easy on the eyes in Ex Machina, a sexualized science-fiction movie that comes right out and addresses what many of its forebears merely danced around: that robots wil   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 MICHAEL NORDINE

AP Film Studies: It’s Not a Trumer!

Your guide to Schwarzeneggerian beer pairings.

Movie Reviews & Stories
We’ve reached a magnificent time when film houses with beer outnumber those without. Naturally, the art of curating perfect beer and movie pairings follows.  ILLUSTRATION: Allison Kerek   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 AP KRYZA

The Day After Earth Day

As the Portland EcoFilm Fest opens, WW looks back at the least environmentally conscious films ever green-lit.

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Filmmaking doesn’t have a particularly proud record of harmony with nature. Disney’s White Wilderness shoved lemmings off
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 JAY HORTON
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