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Stale Pig's Blood: Carrie reviewed

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The third cinematic adaptation of Stephen King's Carrie screened after WW press deadlines. AP Kryza thinks it could have used even more time in the cooker.
Grade: C-
Kimberly Peirce's new take on Stephen King's seminal high-school tale Carrie is gorgeously shot, capably acted and appropriately gruesome—all essential elements in an effective retelling o...   More
 
Thursday, October 17, 2013 by AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Oh, the Horror!

Your body is a spoiler.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Horror fans are perhaps the most rabid moviegoers in the world, and for true believers October is like Christmas. It’s a magical time of year when they can utter a sentence like, “Holy shit,   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Sounds of Silence

Shut up, Hitchcock!


Movie Reviews & Stories
Alfred Hitchcock had a fondness for chatterboxes: In North by Northwest, Cary Grant barely stops quipping long enough to dodge machine-gun fire from a passing crop-duster. Psycho’s Norman Bates,   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 AP KRYZA

Lost In Space

Gravity is the most stressful film of the year.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity begins with a staggeringly brilliant and mesmerizingly staged 17-minute single take, which manages to encapsulate every single feeling the rest of the film will instill   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Made In Japan

From samurai to Star Wars.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Clint Eastwood may the most gnarled paragon of American grit and masculinity—a tobacco-spitting, Chrysler-shilling, gun-blasting, chicks-half-his-age-banging beast carved of granite and sinew�   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Can You Hear Me Now?

Do not silence your cellphone…just this once.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Earlier this month, blogger Alex Billington did something that remains a fantasy for most people who spend a lot of time in movie theaters. Fed up with a moviegoer’s constant texting during a    More
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Decadent and Depraved

The Grindhouse Trailer Spectacular is back, and it’s glorious.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Welcome to AP Film Studies. Each week, longtime WW contributor and human movie database Kryza dives deep into Portland’s showcases of revival, cult, retrospective and bizarro cinema to highlight   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 AP KRYZA

Prisoners

Suffer the little children.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Like Clint Eastwood’s sadistically bleak Mystic River, Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners presents its protagonists with an unimaginable horror: the abduction of their young daughters. As Pennsylvan   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 AP KRYZA

Closed Circuit

A generic paranoid thriller, now relevant by happenstance.


Movie Reviews & Stories
British thriller Closed Circuit opens with a frightening image that’s become all too familiar: A grid of security camera footage fills the screen, allowing us glimpses of people going about th   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 AP KRYZA

Brew Views: Back to School

Do your homework.


Brew Views
It’s hard to imagine—especially after two consecutive summers headlining the biggest film in the world—that until his first turn as Tony Stark, Robert Downey Jr.’s biggest hit was Rodney   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 AP KRYZA
 

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