Transcendence

There’s a ghost in the machine.

Movie Reviews & Stories On the surface, techno thrillers seem like a slam dunk: As technology evolves, so do the potential plot devices for effects-heavy films that pit man against the very stuff designed to benefit hu ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Dom Hemingway

Pretty boy turns petty; preaches with poetry.

Movie Reviews & Stories Jude Law is all grown up. In Richard Shepard’s gangster send-up Dom Hemingway, Law has ditched his pretty-boy looks to play a petty criminal with a paunch and “a face like an abortion.” (D ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by DEBORAH KENNEDY

AP Film Studies: High and Mighty

The incredibly stupid Heavy Metal is essential 4/20 viewing.

Movie Reviews & Stories When the hell did stoner movies get so damn complicated? The best of the recent crop of “let’s get high” films, the Seth Rogen-James Franco opuses Pineapple Express and This Is the End, ar ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA
 
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Transcendence

There’s a ghost in the machine.

Movie Reviews & Stories On the surface, techno thrillers seem like a slam dunk: As technology evolves, so do the potential plot devices for effects-heavy films that pit man against the very stuff designed to benefit hu ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Dom Hemingway

Pretty boy turns petty; preaches with poetry.

Movie Reviews & Stories Jude Law is all grown up. In Richard Shepard’s gangster send-up Dom Hemingway, Law has ditched his pretty-boy looks to play a petty criminal with a paunch and “a face like an abortion.” (D ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by DEBORAH KENNEDY

AP Film Studies: High and Mighty

The incredibly stupid Heavy Metal is essential 4/20 viewing.

Movie Reviews & Stories When the hell did stoner movies get so damn complicated? The best of the recent crop of “let’s get high” films, the Seth Rogen-James Franco opuses Pineapple Express and This Is the End, ar ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

The Raid 2

Another master class in Indonesian martial arts.

Movie Reviews & Stories Poor Rama. The last time we saw the baby-faced Indonesian rookie cop in 2011’s excellent The Raid: Redemption, he had just fought his way up a 15-floor apartment building filled with violent c ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by RUTH BROWN

Under the Skin

ScarJo spins a web for lonely Glaswegians.

Movie Reviews & Stories Hell hath no fury like a woman with unlimited access to dingy lairs in Glasgow, Scotland. That’s one lesson to be gleaned from Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, a sci-fi/horror hybrid starri ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by DEBORAH KENNEDY

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Stars and tropes forever.

Movie Reviews & Stories Of all the four-color icons, Captain America should be the least open to interpretation. Ol’ Winghead seemed a charming anachronism from the time Stan Lee assembled the uncanny freaks and amaz ... More

Apr 2, 2014 12:01 am by JAY HORTON

Portlandia At Cartlandia

Fred and Carrie go to 82nd Avenue.

DVD & TV Only the most devious real-estate agent would classify the tract of land occupied by Cartlandia as “prime Portland.” Splayed across a parking lot on Southeast 82nd Avenue, just a few hundred f ... More

Apr 2, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

The Great Flood

A mesmerizing, wordless trip along the Mississippi.

Movie Reviews & Stories There’s a moment in The Great Flood, a documentary about the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, when a woman being evacuated wades through knee-deep water. Her hair mussed and her clothes soaked ... More

Apr 2, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON
 

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