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Male Pattern Blandness

Men's fantasies fuel Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Cameron Crowe, the acclaimed filmmaker whose career is a mixed bag of cinematic tricks ranging from the genius (Say Anything) to the maudlin (Singles), specializes in making male versions of "chick fl ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2005 David Walker

Different Strokes, Same Folks

The Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival retools its sex appeal for changing times.


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Is it just me, or have there been some really crappy films at the Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival in the past few years? As admirable as the festival has been, it often seemed to go on forever, a ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2005 David Walker

The Footwear Sisterhood

A male critic tries to get In Her Shoes.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The allure of the "chick flick"-films like Steel Magnolias and Terms of Endearment that seemingly cater to some feminine sensibility-has long eluded me. Take, for example, the new film In Her Shoes. A ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 David Walker

The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival


Movie Reviews & Stories
The influence of the early-20th-century writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft's forays into the stygian realms of fright and fantasy is seemingly without measure. Traces of Lovecraft's creations can be fou ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 David Walker

The Hustler In The Penthouse

Local film critic falls under the spell of The Last Playboy.


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Porfirio Rubirosa was a man among men. A suave, roguish gentleman with an international reputation as a playboy, he kept company with the most powerful, influential and famous people of the 1930s, '40 ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 David Walker

The Warriors: Ultimate Director's Cut


DVD & TV
Director Walter Hill's 1979 film The Warriors remains one of my favorite movies of all time. I've seen The Warriors more times than I can count, and I've devoted far more time to researching the histo ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 David Walker

Ticking Timebomb

Viggo Mortensen stars as a man with A History of Violence.


Movie Reviews & Stories
There are two types of Viggo Mortensen fans. There are those who "discovered" the actor when director Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy made him the embodiment of heroism in the form of Aragor ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 David Walker

BendFilm Festival 2005: RECAP


Movie Reviews & Stories
By the time I arrived in Bend on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 22, the last thing on my mind was watching movies. Coming off a streak that had me watching 12 movies in 10 days, the last thing I wanted to ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 David Walker

Whose Thumb Is It, Anyway?

Mike Mills' feature debut uncovers the truth about family and oral fixation.


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There is a moment in Richard Matheson's classic horror novel I Am Legend when the world of the book's protagonist, Robert Neville, comes crashing down around him. Throughout the book, Neville, the las ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 David Walker

GOIN' 'ROUND TO BEND

The Bend Film Festival's impressive lineup is worth the trip.


Movie Reviews & Stories
How far are you willing to travel to see some really great films? That's the question you have to ask yourself this weekend as the Bend Film Festival kicks off its second year. For residents of Bend a ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 David Walker
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