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Brazilian Frightfests and Films Banned by Nazis: What to Watch in Portland's Repertory Cinemas Sept. 23-29


Also Showing: Church of Film’s French Film Fantastique penultimate screening moves to the Clinton with Maurice Tourneur’s macabre 1943 fable Carnival of Sinners, about a man’s attempt to undo a deal with the devil to save his soul. Clinton Street Theater. 8 pm Wednesday, Sept. 23. With 1927’s Sunrise, Nosferatu director and recent grav...   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 by AP KRYZA

Pole Position

Showgirls is the best film about female strippers ever made.

Movie Reviews & Stories
If you think this is one of those clickbaity, contrarian stories in which I argue the virtues of trash-cinema favorite Showgirls, you’re wrong. Showgirls—showing Saturday at the Hollywood in much-   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 AP KRYZA

Sexualized Fried Chicken and 16MM Madness: What to Watch in Portland's Repertory Cinemas Sept. 16-22


Also Showing: Oregon’s greatest contribution to college culture, Animal House, hits Movies at Dusk just in time for back-to-school keg stands. Pix Patisserie. Dusk Wednesday, Sept. 16. Hitchcock’s brilliantly breezy 1955 caper To Catch a Thief celebrates 60 years of Cary Grant and Grace Kelly sexualizing fried chicken in a way t...   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 by AP KRYZA

Blood on Our Hands

In Wes Craven’s canon, humanity is the most horrifying.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Like the best horror maestros, Wes Craven didn’t revolutionize the genre. But he refined it masterfully.  Slasher films existed long before Craven molded them into a self-aware, winking genre   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 AP KRYZA

Robin Williams as King of the Moon: What to Watch in Portland's Repertory Cinemas Sept. 9-15

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Also Showing:The classic “family moves into a house… of evil” gets the Italian camp treatment in 1981’s Zombie Hell House. Joy Cinema. 9:30 pm Wednesday, Sept. 9. Church of Film’s French Film Fantastique series continues with a series of films focused on love, death and the sea, including shorts and Jean Gremillon’s Dainah la Metisse...   More
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 by AP KRYZA

Original Glitter Queens

The Cockettes reveals a forgotten side of the ’60s.

Movie Reviews & Stories
To the masses, San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury scene of the 1960s evokes visions of flower children on acid trips and free love. But so much that defined the era gets glossed over, including a messia   More
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 AP KRYZA

Shadowy Stumptown

Two film noir series put a dark stamp on Portland moviegoing.

Fall Arts
Femmes fatales. Emotionally calloused tough guys. Dark, rain-drenched alleyways where shady politicians and criminals meet as equals. Seedy bars where stiff drinks alter honest men’s judgment, initi   More
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 AP KRYZA

Mutant Moth Monsters and Tom McCall: What to Watch in Portland's Repertory Theaters Sept. 2-8.


Also Showing:Church of Film begins its monthlong French Film Fantastique series with La Nuit Fantistique, the story of a narcoleptic who finds the woman of his dreams during a particularly vivid nap. North Star Ballroom. 9 pm Wednesday, Sept. 2. For this year’s 48 Hour Film Festival, teams had two days to come up with a short involving legal weed, a tic...   More
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 by AP KRYZA

Bat Country

Fear and Loathing’s double-edged impact is decadent and depraved.

Movie Reviews & Stories
It was somewhere around the fall of 1998 when Hunter S. Thompson became a go-to Halloween costume.  The great gonzo journalist was no longer prolific, but his impact endured thanks to Fear and    More
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 AP KRYZA

Ingrid Bergman’s 100th birthday and Tom Cruise's Tighty-Whiteys: What to Watch in Portland's Repertory Cinemas Aug. 21-Sept. 1


Also Showing: Church of Film brings its unique form of deep-cut cinematic evangelism to the Clinton with Argentinean director Hugo Santiago’s samurai-inspired lost classic Invasion. Clinton Street Theater. 7:30 pm Wednesday, Aug. 26. Re-Run Theater turns Japanese with a triple-threat of shlocktastic classics Speed Racer, Star Blaze...   More
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by AP KRYZA
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