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AP Film Studies: Taylor-Made

Liz Taylor’s Portland granddaughter keeps her legacy alive.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Elizabeth Taylor was many things during her life, which was spent mostly under the spotlight and in the public eye. She was perhaps the most famous star of Hollywood’s golden age, netting two    More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: And The Oscar Goes To…

A rundown of the Best Picture nominees still playing in Portland theaters.


Movie Reviews & Stories
This Sunday, Hollywood returns once again for its annual worship of middlebrow cinema, and no matter how much you hate to admit it, you’re watching the Oscars. How else will you know which sto   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Rules of Attraction

Casablanca and the science of love.


Movie Reviews & Stories
It’s easy to look at a seemingly mismatched couple and scoff, wondering what the hell such a good-looking person would see in a person of less-desirable genetic stock. Throughout the history   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Black Thought

Women dominate the Portland Black Film Fest.


Movie Reviews & Stories
It’s no secret that cinema is whitewashed. Just look at the lineup of the Portland International Film Fest, which features a whopping two movies from the African continent in a sea of middle   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 AP KRYZA

Bigfoot, Bill Murray and Billy Blanks: This Week's Movie Revivals

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Every week, AP Kryza of AP Film Studies brings you the best revival screenings around town. Most of these theaters serve beer. Plan accordingly. Church of Film</...   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by AP KRYZA

A Most Violent Year: Movie Review

Down and out in New York City.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Calling A Most Violent Year a period piece is like calling a ruby a rock. Yes, the film takes place in 1981 New York, one of the most crime-ridden years in the city’s history. And yes, directo   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: The Passion Of The Spliced

Church of Film worships at the altar of obscure cinema.


Movie Reviews & Stories
In 2013, Matthew Lucas and Leslie Napoles quietly started a film club for a few friends to gather, geek out over lesser-known cinema and sip a little wine. Soon, it became a church that worships   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 AP KRYZA

Alec Guinness, Indiana Jones and Slo-Mo Doves: This Week's Movie Revivals

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Every week, AP Kryza of AP Film Studies brings you the best revival screenings around town. Most of these theaters serve beer. Plan accordingly. Legendary post-punk super-couple Toody and Fred Cole are set for a rare performance following Unknown ...   More
 
Thursday, January 22, 2015 by AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Woo Woo

How John Woo nearly ruined action films.


Movie Reviews & Stories
With 1989’s The Killer and 1992’s Hard Boiled, John Woo made two of cinema’s best-ever action films. In both movies (screening as a double feature at 7:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Hol   More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 AP KRYZA

Hoverboards, Hungarian Folklore and Homer Groening: This Week's Movie Revivals

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Every week, AP Kryza of AP Film Studies brings you the best revival screenings around town. Most of these theaters serve beer. Plan accordingly. Groening isn’t the only artist getting love from Midcentury Oregon Genius. The series also presents Heaven and Earth Magic...   More
 
Thursday, January 15, 2015 by AP KRYZA
 

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