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Conan, Close Encounters and Battlestar Galactica: This Week's Movie Revivals

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Pop-quiz: Conan the Barbarian is to The Secret Life of Plants, as ___________ is to Steve Wonder tracks. Professor AP Kryza reminds you to fill in all bubbles completely with a No. 2 pencil, and that incorrect answers to completely irrelevant analogy questions make you a failure at life. (see answer below)Also ShowingWeird Wednesday claims 1973’s God...   More
 
Thursday, April 23, 2015 by AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Cthulhu & You

CthulhuCon spreads the Lovecraft.


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You like H.P. Lovecraft. Odds are, you just don’t know it.  ILLUSTRATION: Allison KerekHe is the father of cosmic horror is and one of the most influential artists in science fiction. H   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 AP KRYZA

High Fidelity, The Dark Crystal And A Kinky Jane Fonda: This Week's Movie Revivals

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Spring break is over. Professor AP Kryza expects your six-page Jungian analysis of the following specimens from Portland's repertory theaters by next Wednesday. Please submit through turnitin.com so we know you didn't just plagiarize Tyrell's lines.
Also Showing: Wanna see Ed Wood—yep, that Ed Wood—in the 1969 equivalent of a Skinemax film? Weird Wednesday’s got The...   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: It’s Not a Trumer!

Your guide to Schwarzeneggerian beer pairings.


Movie Reviews & Stories
We’ve reached a magnificent time when film houses with beer outnumber those without. Naturally, the art of curating perfect beer and movie pairings follows.  ILLUSTRATION: Allison Kerek   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: The Empirical Strikes Back

OMSI goes really, really big, with a Sci-Fi Film Fest.


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With science-fiction films, bigger is always better. Whether in the tight corridors of Alien or the cityscapes of Dark City, increasing your viewing radius even a couple of inches can transform an a   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 AP KRYZA

The Vroom Generation: Furious 7 Reviewed

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My one criticism about Furious 7—we’ll leave the film’s physics to nerdier critics—is that it peaks about an hour early.
The Fast & Furious films became incredible once they fully embraced their own stupidity. Furious 7's central chase scene is as frantic and ludicrous as action scenes get (hell, it features Ludacris!), and ranks among...   More
 
Friday, April 3, 2015 by AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Time Warped Again

Rocky Horror struts its landmark 37th year at Clinton Street Theater.


Movie Reviews & Stories
On Saturdays, the Clinton Street Theater mutates into an entirely different world. Rice and toast rain from the skies. Sweet transvestites strut their stuff as coy “virgins” contort themselv   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 AP KRYZA

The Walking Dread: Terror lurks in the background in It Follows.

Terror lurks in the background in It Follows.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Horror fans can’t help being numb to the barrage of jump scares, fake-outs and in-your-face gore that dominates the genre. Hell, it’s been the bane of horror for decades, with slashers cedin   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: This Is Your Theater

The Hollywood wants you to pick a movie—stop being lazy.


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To film geeks, the Hollywood Theatre is this city’s living room. When the Hollywood began its This Is Your Theater program last year, it solidified that status by letting patrons pick movies t   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Fear of Music

Swedish artist Erik Bünger sees film music as a virus.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Since he was a child, Erik Bünger has been followed by the sinister shadow of Harry Lime.  ILLUSTRATION: Allison KerekMore specifically, he’s been haunted by the jaunty, ethereal zither me   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 AP KRYZA
 

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