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

Terror lurks in the background in It Follows.


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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.


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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

Cheap Life: Cheap Flicks...


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People have been bitching about the price of movies since the days of penny matinees, but with multiplex prices hitting an all-time high—most major-chain matinees start at $8.50, and that’s    More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Perfect Murder

Strangers on a Train may be Hitchcock’s most prescient work.


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Of all the classics in Alfred Hitchcock’s repertoire, 1951’s Strangers on a Train (Academy Theater; March 13-19) might be the most enduring.  ILLUSTRATION: Allison KerekWhen you look at   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 AP KRYZA

Bulletproof Crunk: Chappie Reviewed

Chappie

Grade: B-

Anyone expecting Chappie to match the brilliant political allegories of director Neil Blomkamp’s District 9 should know that Chappie is essentially a mashup of Short Circuit, Robocop and assorted direct-to-video action films from the ‘80s.

The film stars Afrikaans rap-rave psychopaths Yo-Landi Visser and Ninja of the group Die An...   More
 
Friday, March 6, 2015 by AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Animal Style

Richard Stanley returns to the disastrous Island of Dr. Moreau.


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Director Richard Stanley has spent years in the French Pyrenees among the bizarre. His new film, The Otherworld, focuses on a land where folks believe in fairies and aliens, commune with the spi   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Taylor-Made

Liz Taylor’s Portland granddaughter keeps her legacy alive.


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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.


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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.


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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
 

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