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It’s Raining Men

Hallelujah, it’s a cinematic sausage party.


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Apparently, the holidays this year are all about the men. That’s what you’d gather, at least, after browsing the list of holiday film releases. The Wolf of Wall Street might have some women,   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 WW MOVIE STAFF

Jewish Film Festival

Oy vey, enough with the kvetching.


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Because there just aren’t enough Jews making movies, the NW Film Center’s annual celebration of Yids in cinema returns for its 21st year. As the festival enters its second week, here’s wha   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 WW MOVIE STAFF

Gus: Co-Directors

Local filmmakers Gus Van Sant and Todd Haynes talk fracking, MTV and old Portland.


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Todd Haynes, the Portland-based Academy Award-nominated director of Velvet Goldmine, Far From Heaven and the Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There agreed...   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF

Gus Among Us: James Westby

We asked four Portlanders for their perspectives on Gus Van Sant. Here’s what they said.


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JAMES WESTBY, Filmmaker In Last Days, famous and troubled musician Blake (Michael Pitt) gets a visit from a Yellow Pages salesman. Blake is wearing a dress with combat boots and can barely speak.   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF

Gus Among Us: Viva Las Vegas

We asked four Portlanders for their perspectives on Gus Van Sant. Here’s what they said.


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VIVA LAS VEGAS, Author and stripper Once upon a time (this is a fairy tale), late on a Tuesday night at Mary’s Club, a posse of handsome, well-dressed men entered the bar and quietly took seats   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF

The Rock ’N’ Wrestling Connection

Fake It So Real and It Came From Detroit


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Fake It So Real  At a time when it’s become perfectly acceptable for an adult to get a tattoo of a Stormtrooper, the last true outcast culture left in America just might be professional    More
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF

Jesus Built My Unicycle

Of God and Reedies. Also: snakes!


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Blue Like Jazz Blue Like Jazz is an odd beast: a pro-Christian movie condemned by multiple evangelical groups, an earnest and often affecting Igby Goes Down for the puppeteering-for-Christ set. The   More
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF

Road To Nowhere

PIFF ends with horrors and prostitutes.


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  WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22 EternityCritic’s Score: 67[THAILAND] Though it is at some level a ghost story, Eternity is much more about absence than presence: The spirit in question is a lone rid   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF

Licking PIFF

Don’t Let the Portland International Film festival get you down. WW's guide to week two.


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After a certain point—we’re going to say it’s this Saturday, Feb. 18—the trickiest part of navigating the Portland International Film Festival is summoning the will to get out of bed.    More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF

PIFF Improvement

Helping the Portland International Film Festival get better, one movie at a time.


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We live in a difficult world. If you were not aware of how difficult it is, the Portland International Film Festival is here to remind you.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF
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