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Cream Puff

Portland Underground Film Fest shows the best of the wierd.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The greatest thing about most film festivals with "underground" in their name is that they include films you're not likely to see anywhere else—stuff so far out on the fringes that they'll proba ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 7, 2006 David Walker

Pull Up A Chair

Sit back and enjoy indie hit The Puffy Chair.


Movie Reviews & Stories
There was a time, before they became the poster children for independent film, that directors like Spike Lee, Kevin Smith, Richard Linklater and Quentin Tarantino were just a bunch of guys struggling ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 David Walker

Winter Soldier and Purlie Victorious


DVD & TV
Not sure what to watch on DVD this week? You could check out the special edition of Smokey and the Bandit, or maybe the unrated director's cut of The Boondock Saints. Or maybe you could watch somethin ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 David Walker

When Good Guys Go Bad

Everyone's favorite mutant superheroes face the most nefarious arch-nemesis imaginable—a hack director with no talent.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The good news is that, given that it was directed by Brett Ratner, X-Men: The Last Stand is not nearly as bad as it could have been. The bad news is that the latest installment in the X-Men franchise ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 David Walker

The Seven-Ups


DVD & TV
More often than not, I wonder who decides what films get released on DVD. With recent theatrical releases, of course, it's obvious. Cheaper by the Dozen 2 was just in theaters a few months ago, and, t ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 David Walker

The Da Vinci Code


Movie Reviews & Stories
Millions and millions and millions of people have read Dan Brown's pulpy thriller The Da Vinci Code, making the film adaptation one of the most hyped and anticipated movies of the year. Personally, I ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 David Walker

Men Of Honor

One of the best films of the year, Mountain Patrol: Kekexili is a universal tale of justice in a morally ambiguous world.


Movie Reviews & Stories
If director Chuan Lu's film Mountain Patrol: Kekexili had been released last year, as was planned, it would have been one of the five best films of 2005. As it stands, almost halfway into 2006, it's t ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 David Walker

Same Old Stuff


DVD & TV
Unrated! Extended cut! Better than ever!Better than ever?This week marks the release of Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State and Con Air—all of which are now available as unrated extended cuts. The ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 David Walker

The Harder They Come


DVD & TV
Stuart Samuels' documentary Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream screens this weekend at the Northwest Film Center, offering insights into the history surrounding six cult classics (see ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 10, 2006 David Walker

Rewriting History

C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America looks at history from a slightly different perspective.


Movie Reviews & Stories
For some, it will be difficult to know when to laugh during C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America, Kevin Willmott's sharp political satire. Masking its biting humor behind so much serious tenor, C ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 David Walker
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