Movie Reviews & Stories
Warning: Steven Soderbergh’s new film may cause anxiety,
frustration, terror, temporary memory loss, episodes of euphoria,
Hitchcockian feelings of nostalgia, numbing, exhilaration, dread and
Christopher Walken and Al Pacino go slumming in Stand Up Guys.
Movie Reviews & Stories
Europe is considerably kinder to its elder statesmen—at
least where cinema is concerned. Michael Haneke’s dissection of
octogenarian love, Amour, is a lock for the foreign-language Oscar, with
Perhaps more surprising than the fact that Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters didn't screen before WW press deadlines is that critic AP Kryza found a fair bit to like. Critic's Grade: B-
In Hollywood, fairy tales have become the new '70s/'80s TV shows, providing an endless well to which executives endlessly return for rehashed ideas. So far, so meh. We've had ...
No matter how black the diamond, no matter how radical the
route, most skiers are total uphill pussies who, were it not for the
marvels of technology, wouldn’t even be able to summit a bunny hil
It’d be weird enough if Don Coscarelli
simply made a film about an elderly Elvis (Bruce Campbell) and JFK
(Ossie Davis, who is decidedly black and not Irish) battling a
resurrected Egyptian mu
The children are feral and the aesthetic is creepy, but Mama (which screened after WW press deadlines) probably shouldn't have gotten Guillermo Del Toro's stamp of approval. Critic's Grade: C+
By all accounts, the insanely imaginative Guillermo Del Toro is a very nice, jovial man....
The Last Stand might have screened after press deadlines, but Arnold's return was too much for critic AP Kryza to miss. Critic's Grade: B-
The good news: After a 10-year absence, the most legendary action hero's cinematic return is totally an Arnold Schwarzenegger flick, a loud, riotous symphony of bad one-liners, explosions, blood, guns and fast cars. The bad news is th...
A Portland paranormal detective searches for gold on SyFy’s Ghost Mine.
DVD & TV
We believe what we want to believe, especially in the
world of the paranormal. Some will argue that something that goes bump
in the night is a restless spirit. Others, like your carpenter, insist
Frederico Fellini’s lucid, semiautobiographical 1963 landmark, 8½,
could be considered the template for filmdom’s self-aggrandizing
tendencies. Suffering from director’s block, Fellini look
We didn’t just sit around listening to records all year. Some of us actually left the house.
Best Show Almost No One Saw: Matthew Shipp Trio It
was quite a surprise to find Jimmy Mak’s not even one-third full for a
rare Portland appearance by powerhouse pianist Matthew Shipp and his