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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

Epic

Seeing the forest for the trees full of tiny soldiers.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The words “from the makers of Ice Age and Robots” and “starring the voices of Beyoncé, Pitbull and Steven Tyler” don’t exactly inspire confidence in a summer animated release. In fact,    More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 AP KRYZA

Warp Speed: Star Trek Into Darkness Reviewed

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Despite having been released in countries across the universe (well, world) to enthusiastic response, Paramount refused to screen Star Trek Into Darkness before WW press deadlines. (We revisited some Star Trek flops.) Critic AP Kryza deems it worth the wait.   More
 
Thursday, May 16, 2013 by AP KRYZA

The Iceman

A true-crime nightmare that’s completely cold.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Michael Shannon—whose hot streak of late includes 2011’s best (and most overlooked) performance in Take Shelter—has steadily built a catalog that dips into a huge swath of roles, from heroes   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 AP KRYZA

Man in the Can

Marvel kills it with the terrifically entertaining Iron Man 3.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The modern superhero trilogy has a very specific arc. There’s the origin story, in which an everyman stumbles into great power. In round two, the world turns on said hero as he faces greater t   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 AP KRYZA

Mud

Growing up in a swift current.


Movie Reviews & Stories
As with many stories about coming of age under harsh circumstances, a mighty river runs through the center of Jeff Nichols’ Mud, a Southern-fried fable about two adolescent Arkansas boys whose c   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 AP KRYZA

Room 237

All theory and no play makes Jack an obsessive.


Movie Reviews & Stories
We tend to project ourselves onto art. We take a story as a reflection of our own experiences, or we interject our own theories about what an artist really means. Every English teacher does it,    More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 AP KRYZA

Album Review: Old Light

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Album Reviews
[CABBIE TUNES] Portland’s Old Light has been on one hell of a weird trajectory. The project started as a series of autoharp-intensive recordings frontman Garth Klippert played for passengers i   More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 AP KRYZA

42

Swing, and a miss.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Jackie Robinson is an American legend: The first black player to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier, he shouldered the hopes of a generation, weathering a flurry of abuse to open the ga   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 AP KRYZA
 

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