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Portland Latin American Film Festival

Viva Villa! Viva accordions!

Movie Reviews & Stories
Chicogrande 38 [MEXICO] The 41st film of 74-year-old Mexican auteur Felipe Cazals is a deeply silly western loosely inspired...   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 WW Screen Staff

Reel Music 26, Week 2

Have you heard of this “Decemberists” band?

Movie Reviews & Stories
A Star Is Born 35 A Star is Born is like a Serbian episode of MTV’s Made. Vanja Kovacevic, who wrote, directed, edited and produced this documentary, wants to become a drummer. The Decemberists ar   More
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 WW Screen Staff

Not-So-Royal Weddings

Movie Reviews & Stories
Jumping the Broom  45 From the opening marriage proposal backed by the world’s creepiest piano player, there’s something a little off-putting about Jumping the Broom, the new wedding dramedy   More
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 WW Screen Staff

Reel Music 28

The NW Film Center’s annual music-documentary fest expands across town this week. Here are two standouts: Search and Destroy: Iggy Pop and the Stooges’ Raw Power79 Could be the fact that I ...   More
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 WW Screen Staff

Agree To Disagree

Choosing the top 10 movies of 2010, our critics couldn’t unite on anything. Except maybe Valhalla Rising.

Aaron Mesh’s Top 10The conventional wisdom says 2010 was a bad year for good movies, and the clever retort is it was a good year for movies that made us feel bad—but really, the year&rsquo ...   More
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 WW Screen Staff

Tamara Drewe/Mademoiselle Chambon

They’re both ladies caught in a bad romance.

Tamara Drewe 84 Writing—or at least typing—always looks a little silly onscreen, but Stephen Frears (The Grifters, The Queen) makes the craft look especially preposterous in the opening mi ...   More
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 WW Screen Staff

37th Northwest Film & Video Festival

Made in Oregon. Made for Oregon. Made about Oregon.

(Left) Dead Hooker In A Trunk (Top Right) Shot On Blood (Bottom Right) The Adults In The RoomIn a town up to its elbows in highly specialized film festivals (want to see a movie about a zombie riding ...   More
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 WW Screen Staff

’70s Italian Crime Series

They pull us back in.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Wipeout! (Il Boss)The argument that Quentin Tarantino is little more than a frighteningly talented pasticheur gets a boost from the first 10 minutes of Fernando Di Leo’s 1973 Mob thriller, which ...   More
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 WW Screen Staff

Get Used To It

QDoc gives ’em hope—and lesbian yodeling.

Movie Reviews & Stories
QDoc is angry. By far the best LGBTQ film festival in town (and the only lesbian and gay documentary festival in the nation), the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival returns for its fourth year w ...   More
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 WW Screen Staff

Equal Payoff

POW Fest packs a womanly punch.

Movie Reviews & Stories
The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival is in its third year, but it really shattered its own glass ceiling last July, when it scored a benefit screening of The Hurt Locker with Kathryn Bigelo ...   More
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 WW Screen Staff
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