Home · Articles · By AP KRYZA
 

Rubbernecking: Nightcrawler Reviewed

o-nightcrawler-trailer-facebook

Critic's Grade: B+With eyes bulging from his gaunt skull like a Chihuahua trapped in an industrial vise, Jake Gyllenhaal is an unnervingly strange sight to behold when he walks onto the screen in Nightcrawler. And that’s before his character, Lou Bloom, even opens his mouth.Once Lou starts chattering—and boy, does Lou chatter—what emerges is one of the slimiest, most disarming ...   More
 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 by AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Bleeding Kansas

The creepy, logical consequences of Return to Oz.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Dorothy Gale is facing lobotomy. Oz is a wasteland dominated by a giant rock monster. An evil witch with a collection of interchangeable heads roams the land, while the folks walking a destroyed   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 AP KRYZA

Bum Fights, Spocktoberfest and Frank Capra: This Week's Movie Revivals

stopmakingsense 3

Every week, AP Kryza of AP Film Studies brings you the best revival screenings around town. This week, we gave you an exhaustive survival guide to Halloween at Portland movie houses. Here's the best of the rest. Most of these theaters serve beer. Plan accordingly.John Carpenter�...   More
 
Thursday, October 23, 2014 by AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Oh, the Horror

A survival guide to Halloween at Portland movie houses.


Movie Reviews & Stories
It’s the week before Halloween, and your chances of escaping the season without watching at least one horror flick are about as good as the chances of a buxom babysitter surviving a night at a   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 AP KRYZA

John Wick

Keanu Reeves brings the ruckus.


Movie Reviews & Stories
John Wick treads familiar ground: A retired hit man is roped back into the life. But this is the rare film that excels as much for what it puts on display as for what it holds back. It oozes s   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 AP KRYZA

David Lynch, A Dude in a Gigantic Insect Head and Nosferatu Scored Live: This Week's Movie Revivals

1302637104-the_fly

Every week, AP Kryza of AP Film Studies brings you the best revival screenings around town. Most of these theaters serve beer. Plan accordingly.The ’70s gave us the Talking Heads, who in turn gave us the best concert film ever made, 1984’s Sto...   More
 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 by AP KRYZA

St. Vincent: Movie Review

Bill Murray: the patron saint of transforming mediocrity into artistry.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Freshman director Theodore Melfi is a very, very lucky man. Under most circumstances, his debut, St. Vincent, would be blasted for its contrived, overwrought plot. Does the world really need anoth   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Idol Chatter

The filth and fury of Kill Your Idols.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Ten years ago, director Scott Crary unleashed Kill Your Idols, a documentary that dove deep into New York’s sweaty underground to chart the evolution of the punk and no-wave movements.  ILLUS   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 AP KRYZA

DJK Korean BBQ & Shabu Shabu: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
12275 SW Canyon Road, Beaverton, 641-1734.[BAR & GRILL] Like any Korean restaurant worth its kimchee, DJK is hidden in a sea of parking lots and storefronts. And like the best of its breth   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 AP KRYZA

Mucca Osteria: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
1022 SW Morrison St., 227-5521, muccaosteria.com [OVERLOOKED ITALIAN] When Mucca Osteria opened its rustic downtown Italian bistro in 2011, Portland's typically excitable    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 AP KRYZA
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close