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Criminal Arts

Local filmmakers rally for their bank-robbing brother.

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Experimental filmmaker Joe Gibbons has always been an iconoclast, a man whose filmic persona and real personality were often blurred. Even his friends had a hard time telling which parts of his life   More
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 AP KRYZA

Robin Williams in Drag and Classic Killers: What to Watch in Portland's Repertory Cinemas Aug. 19-25


Weird Wednesday puts the crap on hold for a free screening of a genuine classic, Fritz Lang’s M, one of the first—and still best—serial killer dramas. Joy Cinema. 9:30 pm Wednesday, Aug. 19. Portland Anarchist Black Cross presents Incident at Oglala, a film about a 1975 conflict between Natives and the FBI in South Dakota that left two agents dead. The scr...   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 by AP KRYZA

Cage Match

Face/Off is even weirder than you remember.

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In 1997, Hong Kong action auteur John Woo unleashed his third, and best, American offering, Face/Off (Laurelhurst Theater, Aug. 21-27). The blockbuster combined the director’s signature style—doub   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 AP KRYZA

The Mighty Masked

CineLuchaFest unleashes the wide world of Mexploitation madness.

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American superheroes deal with quite a lot. The Avengers had to put aside their egos to save humanity from an army of sentient robots. Batman had to balance his thirst for vengeance with his moral cod   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 AP KRYZA

Erotic Marriage 2.0 and Eddie Murphy: What to Watch in Portland's Repertory Cinemas Aug. 5-11


Church of Film rolls out a series of shorts and features spanning the early cinematic histories of Columbia and Peru. North Star Ballroom. 8 pm Wednesday, Aug. 5.  Pix hosts (horrifying!) Christmas in August with Gremlins. Pix Patisserie. Dusk, Wednesday, Aug. 5. Weird Wednesday lives up to its name with 1973’s The Hunchback of the Morgue, ha...   More
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 by AP KRYZA

Fever Dreams

The Druid Underground Film Fest brings the crazy to Clinton Street.

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Satan walks among us, and he has a big, red erection. Normally, the image of the Prince of Darkness casually strolling around full-mast would give a moviegoer pause. But at the Druid Undergrou   More
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 AP KRYZA

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


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


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
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