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Thai Bruisers and Hong Kong Gamblers: What to Watch in Portland Repertory Cinemas July 29-August 4

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Also playing: Re-Run Theater ditches its socks for its annual Miami Vice celebration with an airing of Season 2 premiere “The Prodigal Son,” complete with wine coolers and an appearance by love-interest star Susan Hess. Hollywood Theatre. 7:30 pm Wednesday, July 29. Frances Ford Coppola’s masterful paranoid thriller The Conversation</...   More
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by AP KRYZA

The Kids Aren’t Alright

Harry Potter is fine at 35. These kids aren’t.


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J.K. Rowling’s cash cow, Harry Potter, turns 35 this week, sparking a series of celebrations around the world in which fans use the fictional birthday of a fictional wizard as a very real excuse to    More
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 AP KRYZA

Dark and Stormy

NW Noir gets dark and divey.


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It’s no surprise that Portland loves film noir. This is a city where throwback clothing is always in style. Rain and gloom drench our streets and seedy alleys. Shady developers—such a staple villa   More
 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 AP KRYZA

Ants Everywhere: Ant-Man Reviewed

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For a genre based on drawings of overly muscular people punching each other, superhero movies have gotten pretty damn complicated. Basically, they’ve evolved into either joyless and brooding frown-fests molded after Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, or they go the Marvel route, with movies bursting at the seams with references to their own mythology, Easter eggs that ...   More
 
Friday, July 17, 2015 by AP KRYZA

Mr. Holmes: Movie Review

In this case, even McKellen isn’t worth the buzz.


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There’s a reason we don’t often follow our heroes into the sunset: It’s not that we don’t care what happens to them. It’s just that retirement is pretty boring and aging is depressing.    More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 AP KRYZA

Hollywood Dreams

The rise and fall and rise of Portland’s true movie palace.


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Looking at the Hollywood Theatre today, it would be reasonable to think that little has changed since its glory days, which spanned from the vaudevillian shows of 1926 to the Cinerama screenings start   More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 AP KRYZA

Roller Skates in Space and Men in Tights: What to Watch in Portland's Repertory Cinemas July 15-21.


The 1925, graciously Lloyd-Webberless Phantom of the Opera gets the Weird Wednesday treatment. Joy Cinema. 9 pm Wednesday, July 15. For anyone who’s ever wanted to drink with Sam Spade, pairing craft cocktails with The Maltese Falcon is a pretty great prospect. Until you realize Bogart was kind of a mean drunk. Pix Patisserie. Dusk, Wednesday, July 15.&...   More
 
Monday, July 13, 2015 by AP KRYZA

The Wizard of Aaahs

OMSI psychoanalyzes Dorothy’s dreams.


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During the past 76 years, people have spent a lot of time trying to get inside Dorothy’s pigtailed head in The Wizard of Oz. Scholars have pored over every frame of the 1939 film. Following the horr   More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 AP KRYZA

Racist Mel Brooks, Absurdist Swedes and Narrangansett:What to Watch in Portland's Repertory Cinemas July 8-14

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Also Playing: The greatest adaptation of Hamlet of all time, Strange Brew gets a screening at a place that sells ham and weird beers. Pix Patisserie. Dusk, Wednesday, July 8.  Movies in Black & White returns, using Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles as a springboard to a talk about race that might last four weeks, given the movie.   More
 
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 by AP KRYZA

The Third Man: Movie Review

The shadows are alive in a restored noir classic.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The past 66 years have been kind to Carol Reed’s The Third Man. It’s lauded as one of the finest examples of film noir and one of the greatest cinematic achievements of all time.    More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 AP KRYZA
 

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