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Trailer of the Week: Chandni Chowk to China



You may not be familiar with the Delhi market neighborhood of Chandni Chowk, but you have surely heard of a little place called China, which is hopefully all that is required for contemplation of Warner Bros. Pictures' first Bollywood release in America. Expect kung-fu hustles, Hindi musical numbers, a deadly bowler hat, comedy mugging, and a really Great Wall. Like the film's Indian hero,...   More
 
Friday, January 16, 2009 by ALISTAIR ROCKOFF

Trailer of the Week: The Silence Before Bach



The Willamette Week staff have offered a few recommendations for the Northwest Film Center's 26th annual Reel Music Fest starting this weekend. May I suggest Pere Portabella's well-received film The Silence Before Bach (8 pm Wednesday, Jan. 21). Portabella has captured Bach's music in performance pieces ranging from the historical to the...   More
 
Saturday, January 10, 2009 by ALISTAIR ROCKOFF

Trailer of the Week: Sukiyaki Western Django



Moviegoers in the mood for a slice of international stupid this weekend may want to head to the Clinton Street Theater. Starting Friday, the Clinton offers a one-week engagement of Sukiyaki Western Django, the recent Japanese spaghetti western from the frighteningly prolific filmmaker Takashi Miike...   More
 
Friday, January 2, 2009 by ALISTAIR ROCKOFF

Trailer of the Week: The Class



Director Laurent Cantet (Time Out) delivers the Parisian entry in the "schoolteacher struggles in the urban multicultural classroom" sweepstakes. If the critical buzz is to be believed, it's actually good. Here, the teacher is played by an actual teacher, who co-wrote the script based on his novel, and the students are played by actual students.
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Saturday, December 20, 2008 by ALISTAIR ROCKOFF

Trailer of the Week: Moving Midway



We don't appear to have a review posted yet for this new documentary, but it's playing this weekend and the next at the Hollywood Theatre , and looks like just the ticket for a seasonal dose of Southern discomfort.
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Moving Midway is not rated and plays 12:30 and 2:45, Dec. 13-14 and Dec. 20-21 at...   More
 
Saturday, December 13, 2008 by ALISTAIR ROCKOFF

Trailer of the Week: Timecrimes



Spain seems to be today's top cinematic exporter of Hitchcockian Twilight Zone pulp, and the latest shipment arrives at Cinema 21 on December 19: Timecrimes. (Equally delightful Spanish title: Los Cronocrímenes.) Time travel, bloody scissors, and a guy with pink bandages on his head: what's not to love?
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Saturday, December 6, 2008 by ALISTAIR ROCKOFF

Trailer of the Week: In the City of Sylvia



Showing Wednesday night as part of the Northwest Film Center's Festival of New Spanish Cinema, this Spanish-French co-production follows a lovestruck young man, as he in turn follows the object of his desire through the streets of Strasbourg. Expect those time-honored cinematic pleasures: pretty people, pretty p...   More
 
Saturday, November 29, 2008 by ALISTAIR ROCKOFF

Trailer of the Week: Transporter 3



Friends, readers, anybody, lend me your ears. I come not to bury Jason Statham, but to praise him. The fact is that Jason Statham comes to bury us, under a truckload of the choicest cinematic garbage. Jason who? Pronounce it with me: "JAY-SUN." "STAY-THEM." A former Olympic diver, fashion model, and black-market street hustler, the bald-pated Londoner has single-handedly revived the 1980's...   More
 
Saturday, November 22, 2008 by ALISTAIR ROCKOFF

Trailer of the Week: 2012



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HOW WOULD THE DIRECTOR OF INDEPENDENCE DAY, GODZILLA, AND THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW

PREPARE 2.5 MILLION TIBETANS

FOR THE END OF THEIR POLITICAL AUTONOMY?

WHY, WITH A RIP-ROARING HOLLYWOOD ADVENTURE, OF COURSE!

In all seriousness, I'm so glad I can finally stop wasting money on calendars.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008 by ALISTAIR ROCKOFF

Trailer of the Week: Under the Stars



Pragda's Festival of New Spanish Cinema comes to the Northwest Film Center, kicking off Friday, November 21 with Under the Stars (Bajo las estrellas ), the award-winning debut feature from Félix Viscarret. The movie is a comic drama about a trumpet-playing waiter who returns to his gossipy hometown for his fat...   More
 
Saturday, November 8, 2008 by ALISTAIR ROCKOFF
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