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Breathless

Godard and the curse of mimicking mimicry.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Fifty years in, Jean-Luc Godard’s jump-start to the French New Wave, Breathless, remains as polarizing as it was in 1960, perhaps the most important year in world cinema. This was, after all, t ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Crunking for World Peace: Step Up 3D Reviewed


After WW's press deadlines, we braved the new world of three-dimensional dancing.

Step Up 3D




WW Critic's Score: 68

There are three kinds of 3-D movies, and with Hollywood humping the trend like a jackrabbit in heat, it's best to know what you're getting into. There are movies like Toy Story 3 that use the technology to enhance th...   More
 
Saturday, August 7, 2010 by

Cropsey

Fact and fiction combine to make a monster.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Every community has a boogeyman, a dark secret that grows into legend as lurid tales of evil are passed around playgrounds and police precincts alike. Kids on Staten Island called him Cropsey. He lurk ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Somewhat Less Dangerous Game: Predators Reviewed


Screened for Portland critics rather late in the day, the Robert Rodriguez-approved hunting party opens today.

Predators




WW Critic's Score: 65

The past 23 years have not been kind to dreadlocked, vagina-mouthed intergalactic hunters.

Following the success of John McTiernan's savage Predator in 1987, the franchise s...   More
 
Friday, July 9, 2010 by

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

Oh, Coco: My love will turn you off.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Nobody knows what happened when French fashion pioneer and proto-hipster Coco Chanel invited Russian composer Igor Stravinsky to take residence in her French chalet to craft his masterpiece while she ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Primer: Femi Kuti And The Positive Force


Formed: 1986 in Lagos, Nigeria Sounds like: Father Fela Kuti; the soundtrack to the greatest blaxploitation film never made.For fans of: Fela Kuti, King Sunny Adé, Portland’s Jujuba, hypnotism, shirtlessness.Latest release: 2008’s Day by Day and the subsequent remix album, Femi Vs. KCRW Soundclash!Why you care: With the wild Broadway suc...   More
 
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by

Primer: Femi Kuti And The Positive Force


Music Stories
Formed: 1986 in Lagos, Nigeria Sounds like: Father Fela Kuti; the soundtrack to the greatest blaxploitation film never made.For fans of: Fela Kuti, King Sunny Adé, Portland’s Jujuba, hypn ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Raw Deals

Peruvian Limo tantalizes with tradition, but is fishy on fusion.


Food Reviews & Stories
With Portland’s hunger for Peruvian food growing ever bigger, Limo could become a favorite among foodies who like their raw fish limey, checks manageable and ambience homey. But first, it needs ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Overkill is Underrated: The A-Team Reviewed


So they made The A-Team into a movie, and they didn't screen that movie for critics until after our press deadlines, and then we didn't get around to reviewing it until just now (more accurately, the senior editors got distracted by a foosball table), and so by now you've probably already seen it twice and this review ...   More
 
Friday, June 11, 2010 by

Bully Beat Down

The Karate Kid proves a rare reboot that still packs a punch.


Movie Reviews & Stories
“Ugh, what’s the lesson here? Those kids were so bloodthirsty, ” moaned a middle-aged critic at a local screening of the new Karate Kid remake. “I mean, did it have to be so bl ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
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