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Prisoners

Suffer the little children.


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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.


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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

Meditating on Adulthood with Evil Robots: The World's End Reviewed

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It was a long wait for The World's End (and we're still trying to figure out how the rest of Portland's critics saw it before us—sneaky buggers!). Post-apocalypse, it seems it was worth the delay.
Critic's Grade: B+
Hyperkinetic director Edgar Wright's collaborations with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost—Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz—share the same DNA, and n...   More
 
Friday, August 23, 2013 by AP KRYZA

Drug War

A slow burn through Hong Kong’s underbelly.


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Johnnie To spends a lot of time in the blood-soaked gutters of Hong Kong. He makes bleak, slow-burning gangster films punctuated with extreme violence and explosive action.  In each film, the   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 AP KRYZA

Berserker Barrage!: The Wolverine Reviewed

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The Wolverine screened after WW press deadlines, which gave us a chance to revisit our favorite instances of Westerners traveling East to kick some ass and find some Zen. Foreign correspondent (cough, film critic, cough) AP Kryza followed the beast to Asia—and turns out the taloned...   More
 
Friday, July 26, 2013 by AP KRYZA

The Divine Brutality

Only God Forgives swings and misses.


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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.


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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
 

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