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TBA Diaries: Trajal Harrell, Judson Church is Ringing in Harlem (Made-to-Measure)/Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (M2M)


At Friday's TBA showing of Judson Church is Ringing in Harlem (Made-to-Measure)/Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (M2M), a half-dozen people walked out. Maybe a full dozen. So at Trajal Harrell’s artist talk on Saturday at PICA, I asked the dancer-choreographer what that’s like.
“They were lucky this wasn’t ...   More
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by REBECCA JACOBSON

TBA Diaries: Campo (Pieter Ampe and Guilherme Garrido), Still Standing You


You might have heard that Still Standing You involves two men manipulating each other’s penises. This is true. (To give you a hint of what you'll see, there are certain tricks that could not be performed on a circumcised man).
But to put undue focus on these aspects—the nudity, the physical int...   More
Saturday, September 14, 2013 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Kelly Reichardt's New Eco-Thriller Wins Big in France

Night Moves wins the grand prize at a French film festival for American movies.


Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt, who's based in New York but seems to set all her movies in Oregon, has won the grand prize at the Deauville American Film Festival, in France, for her new Oregon-filmed eco-terroris...   More
Friday, September 13, 2013 by REBECCA JACOBSON

A Trouble Shared

Movie Reviews & Stories
“De-escalate my asshole, you dumb fuckers!” yells the writhing boy as his youthful captors wrap him in their arms, attempting to console him. It’s a moment that’s brutal, strangely beautif   More
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Mountaintop (Portland Center Stage)

A hokey affront to history.

There are undoubtedly new things to be said about Martin Luther King Jr. That’s not the trouble with Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop. No, the problem is that Hall condescends to her subject and au   More
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON


Unleash the cougars!

Movie Reviews & Stories
As far as cougars go, Naomi Watts and Robin Wright are pretty choice. Both radiant blondes, they’re as tanned and toned as West Hills moms who spend their days taking spin classes at the Multnom   More
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Brew Views: Frances Ha

Quarter-life crisis.

Brew Views
People have been trying to figure out 20-somethings at least since Dustin Hoffman unzipped Anne Bancroft’s dress. In 2010, The New York Times Magazine ran a late-to-the-game article about a “new   More
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Crime and punishment in a Texas town.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints wants to be murky and oblique. I wanted to rewind it. Not for its dusky visuals or folksy dialogue—I wanted to re-see scenes so shrouded in darkness that I could bar   More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Expatriate: Well Traveled

Bar Reviews
No sign marks the entrance to Expatriate (5424 NE 30th Ave., 867-5309, expatriatepdx.com), but you won’t need Lonely Planet to find it. There’s the odd assortment of national flags in the wind   More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Movie Adaptation of Wild to be Filmed in Oregon

The movie, starring Reese Witherspoon as Portlander Cheryl Strayed, will be filmed in Oregon this fall.


A source has confirmed to WW that the movie adaptation of Wild, Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about hiking part of the Pacific Crest Trail, will be filmed in Oregon. Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line, Legally Blonde) is set to star as Strayed, who live...   More
Monday, August 19, 2013 by REBECCA JACOBSON

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