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While We’re Young

Stiller and Baumbach get better with age.

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Ben Stiller spent years and millions on his Walter Mitty remake, a statement movie no one wanted to see. Director Noah Baumbach could’ve saved him the trouble—a dozen times over. While We’re Y   More
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 BRIAN MILLER

AP Film Studies: The Empirical Strikes Back

OMSI goes really, really big, with a Sci-Fi Film Fest.

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With science-fiction films, bigger is always better. Whether in the tight corridors of Alien or the cityscapes of Dark City, increasing your viewing radius even a couple of inches can transform an a   More
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 AP KRYZA

These Films Shouldn’t Exist

Clinton Street Theater showcases faux films and mockumentaries.

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We’ve all seen bad movies. Movies that make you cringe at tone-deaf jokes. Movies that make you shake your head at nonsensical plots. Movies that inspire you to spoof them. Riffing on films is   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

“This is a true story.”

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Countless films are influenced by the Coen Brothers, but few announce it outright like this one from another pair of filmmaking brothers, David and Nathan Zellner, whose Kumiko, the Treasure Hun   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MICHAEL NORDINE

Woman in Gold

Helen Mirren goes after pilfering Nazis.

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The story behind Woman in Gold is a conversation starter in the art world. The question: Who owns art? The film’s response? Justice. Or, more accurately, judges. Holocaust escapee Maria Al   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 KELLY MCCRILLIS

AP Film Studies: Time Warped Again

Rocky Horror struts its landmark 37th year at Clinton Street Theater.

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On Saturdays, the Clinton Street Theater mutates into an entirely different world. Rice and toast rain from the skies. Sweet transvestites strut their stuff as coy “virgins” contort themselv   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 AP KRYZA

The Walking Dread: Terror lurks in the background in It Follows.

Terror lurks in the background in It Follows.

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Horror fans can’t help being numb to the barrage of jump scares, fake-outs and in-your-face gore that dominates the genre. Hell, it’s been the bane of horror for decades, with slashers cedin   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 AP KRYZA

Movie Review: Merchants of Doubt

Spin masters warp “boring” science to make bank.

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A month ago, OregonLive.com posted an op-ed about a potential vape ban in bars. “This isn’t about protecting people,” it said, “it’s about controlling them” and “empirical research   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

AP Film Studies: This Is Your Theater

The Hollywood wants you to pick a movie—stop being lazy.

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To film geeks, the Hollywood Theatre is this city’s living room. When the Hollywood began its This Is Your Theater program last year, it solidified that status by letting patrons pick movies t   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 AP KRYZA

Know Your Dystopia

Young adult worlds beyond The Hunger Games.

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The second film in the Divergent series hits theaters this week. Insurgent, adapted from the wildly popular series of young adult novels, centers on a gutsy heroine uniting disparate factions in   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI
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