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Mr. Holmes: Movie Review

In this case, even McKellen isn’t worth the buzz.

Movie Reviews & Stories
There’s a reason we don’t often follow our heroes into the sunset: It’s not that we don’t care what happens to them. It’s just that retirement is pretty boring and aging is depressing.    More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 AP KRYZA

Hollywood Dreams

The rise and fall and rise of Portland’s true movie palace.

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Looking at the Hollywood Theatre today, it would be reasonable to think that little has changed since its glory days, which spanned from the vaudevillian shows of 1926 to the Cinerama screenings start   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 AP KRYZA

Roller Skates in Space and Men in Tights: What to Watch in Portland's Repertory Cinemas July 15-21.

The 1925, graciously Lloyd-Webberless Phantom of the Opera gets the Weird Wednesday treatment. Joy Cinema. 9 pm Wednesday, July 15. For anyone who’s ever wanted to drink with Sam Spade, pairing craft cocktails with The Maltese Falcon is a pretty great prospect. Until you realize Bogart was kind of a mean drunk. Pix Patisserie. Dusk, Wednesday, July 15.&...   More
Monday, July 13, 2015 by AP KRYZA

The Wizard of Aaahs

OMSI psychoanalyzes Dorothy’s dreams.

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During the past 76 years, people have spent a lot of time trying to get inside Dorothy’s pigtailed head in The Wizard of Oz. Scholars have pored over every frame of the 1939 film. Following the horr   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 AP KRYZA

Racist Mel Brooks, Absurdist Swedes and Narrangansett:What to Watch in Portland's Repertory Cinemas July 8-14


Also Playing: The greatest adaptation of Hamlet of all time, Strange Brew gets a screening at a place that sells ham and weird beers. Pix Patisserie. Dusk, Wednesday, July 8.  Movies in Black & White returns, using Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles as a springboard to a talk about race that might last four weeks, given the movie.   More
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 by AP KRYZA

The Third Man: Movie Review

The shadows are alive in a restored noir classic.

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The past 66 years have been kind to Carol Reed’s The Third Man. It’s lauded as one of the finest examples of film noir and one of the greatest cinematic achievements of all time.    More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 AP KRYZA

High Cinema

Pot’s legal! Grass explores a time when it wasn’t.

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It’s time! After years and years of abstaining, we finally get to see what happens when you mix the joy of going to the movies with what medical patients, assumed chronic masturbators and criminals    More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 AP KRYZA

Sexy Beethoven and Starship Troopers: What to Watch in Portland Repertory Theaters June 24-30


Also Showing: When screening a film like Cool Hand Luke, Pix definitely has its advantages, chief among them excellent Champagne and egg pairings. Pix Patisserie. Dusk. Wednesday, June 23.  The sublimely weird 1977 Blazers documentary Fast Break makes a welcome return to the Clinto...   More
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by AP KRYZA

Tears for Joy

Tigard’s Joy Cinema cries for help.

Movie Reviews & Stories
It happens every Wednesday. Movie geeks, fueled by beer and pizza, flock by the dozens for a barrage of weirdness: grindhouse films so obscure even Tarantino might scratch his head. Schlocky horror. U   More
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Father’s Day Of Reckoning

What the movies have taught me about fatherhood.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Three months ago, my movie-viewing outlook changed dramatically. That happens when you become a first-time dad. Suddenly, with the birth of James Bodhi Thornhill Humungous Kryza, I find myself m   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 AP KRYZA

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