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The Divine Brutality

Only God Forgives swings and misses.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Despite their extreme differences in content—the retro gangsters of Drive, the Danish drug lords of the Pusher trilogy, the wayward Christian vikings traversing their own personal hell in Valhalla R   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 AP KRYZA

Of Monsters and Men in Robots

Pacific Rim and the art of the 25-story-tall slugfest.


Movie Reviews & Stories
For two decades, Guillermo del Toro has honed a skill that few directors—especially in the mainstream studio system—have mustered: He doesn’t make movies so much as build worlds. Whether it�   More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 AP KRYZA

Brew Views: UHF

Before Honey Boo Boo.


Brew Views
In a world where people watch game shows based on musical chairs and “reimaginings” of antiquated pop-culture characters, perhaps “Weird Al” Yankovic’s UHF—in the glorious Technicolor    More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 AP KRYZA

The Lone Ranger

Ho-hum, Silver!


Movie Reviews & Stories
Updating olden-day heroes is a difficult task. Like Superman, the Lone Ranger’s mythos is rooted in an outmoded American ideal, one where unquestionable good always triumphs over evil, damsels are i   More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 AP KRYZA

Cats (Broadway Rose Theatre Company)

A journey to the heart of the Heaviside Layer.


Performance
“What’s a Jellicle cat?” It’s a phrase repeated throughout the opening of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s seminal oddity Cats, which somehow became an instant smash upon its 1981 release, and then   More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 AP KRYZA

Spirit of 2010

A fuzzy memory of WW’s softball championship.


Movie Reviews & Stories
This weekend, local filmmakers Stephen Kozik and Adam Moser premiere High and Outside: The Story of Hosford, a documentary celebrating the blood, sweat, bruises, tears and heavy drinking endured b   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 AP KRYZA

Brew Views: Clash of the Titans


Brew Views
EFFECTS MASTER: Had the late Ray Harryhausen never broken into cinema, we probably wouldn’t have the world of movies we do today. From his breakout in The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) all the way   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 AP KRYZA

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

Transparency made transparent.


Movie Reviews & Stories
When Julian Assange exploded into the public consciousness as the face behind WikiLeaks, in the wake of the site’s publication of previously secret war logs from Afghanistan and Iraq, nearly eve   More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 AP KRYZA

Sightseers

Of homicide and pencil museums.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Ben Wheatley’s first two films—the gangster flick Down Terrace and the occult hit-man horror film Kill List—are marked by tendencies to genre hop in ways both stimulating and dumbfounding, m   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 AP KRYZA

Stagged in the Back

Portland’s pro Ultimate Frisbee team struggles with credibility and the defection of a local star to rival Seattle.


Culture Features
There’s a roar from the stands at the Roosevelt High School football field—the kind usually heard only on those brisk fall nights when the Roughriders take the turf. A player dives, arms out   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 AP KRYZA
 

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