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The Vroom Generation: Furious 7 Reviewed


My one criticism about Furious 7—we’ll leave the film’s physics to nerdier critics—is that it peaks about an hour early.
The Fast & Furious films became incredible once they fully embraced their own stupidity. Furious 7's central chase scene is as frantic and ludicrous as action scenes get (hell, it features Ludacris!), and ranks among...   More
Friday, April 3, 2015 by AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Time Warped Again

Rocky Horror struts its landmark 37th year at Clinton Street Theater.

Movie Reviews & Stories
On Saturdays, the Clinton Street Theater mutates into an entirely different world. Rice and toast rain from the skies. Sweet transvestites strut their stuff as coy “virgins” contort themselv   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 AP KRYZA

The Walking Dread: Terror lurks in the background in It Follows.

Terror lurks in the background in It Follows.

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Horror fans can’t help being numb to the barrage of jump scares, fake-outs and in-your-face gore that dominates the genre. Hell, it’s been the bane of horror for decades, with slashers cedin   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: This Is Your Theater

The Hollywood wants you to pick a movie—stop being lazy.

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To film geeks, the Hollywood Theatre is this city’s living room. When the Hollywood began its This Is Your Theater program last year, it solidified that status by letting patrons pick movies t   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Fear of Music

Swedish artist Erik Bünger sees film music as a virus.

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Since he was a child, Erik Bünger has been followed by the sinister shadow of Harry Lime.  ILLUSTRATION: Allison KerekMore specifically, he’s been haunted by the jaunty, ethereal zither me   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 AP KRYZA

Cheap Life: Cheap Flicks...

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People have been bitching about the price of movies since the days of penny matinees, but with multiplex prices hitting an all-time high—most major-chain matinees start at $8.50, and that’s    More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Perfect Murder

Strangers on a Train may be Hitchcock’s most prescient work.

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Of all the classics in Alfred Hitchcock’s repertoire, 1951’s Strangers on a Train (Academy Theater; March 13-19) might be the most enduring.  ILLUSTRATION: Allison KerekWhen you look at   More
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 AP KRYZA

Bulletproof Crunk: Chappie Reviewed


Grade: B-

Anyone expecting Chappie to match the brilliant political allegories of director Neil Blomkamp’s District 9 should know that Chappie is essentially a mashup of Short Circuit, Robocop and assorted direct-to-video action films from the ‘80s.

The film stars Afrikaans rap-rave psychopaths Yo-Landi Visser and Ninja of the group Die An...   More
Friday, March 6, 2015 by AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Animal Style

Richard Stanley returns to the disastrous Island of Dr. Moreau.

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Director Richard Stanley has spent years in the French Pyrenees among the bizarre. His new film, The Otherworld, focuses on a land where folks believe in fairies and aliens, commune with the spi   More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Taylor-Made

Liz Taylor’s Portland granddaughter keeps her legacy alive.

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Elizabeth Taylor was many things during her life, which was spent mostly under the spotlight and in the public eye. She was perhaps the most famous star of Hollywood’s golden age, netting two    More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 AP KRYZA
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