AP Film Studies: Hickey Theater

The NW Film Center brings drive-in nostalgia to Portland.

Movie Reviews & Stories The drive-in movie theater is a magical place from a bygone era. It’s where Dottie planned the ultimate seduction of Pee-wee. It’s where teenagers get lucky in their parents’ minivans. It ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

A Brony Tale

Pony up.

Movie Reviews & Stories Toy stores, with their pretty pinks and commanding blues, make clear what we expect of our girls and boys. So when adult men become fans of the cartoon TV series My Little Pony, it’s enough to p ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

Wish I Was Here

Zach Braff returns from Garden State.

Movie Reviews & Stories As Zach Braff’s directorial follow-up to the aggressively feel-good Garden State, Wish I Was Here has been bogged down by twee expectations since it was announced. And indeed, the film is every ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL NORDINE
 
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Wish I Was Here

Zach Braff returns from Garden State.

Movie Reviews & Stories As Zach Braff’s directorial follow-up to the aggressively feel-good Garden State, Wish I Was Here has been bogged down by twee expectations since it was announced. And indeed, the film is every ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL NORDINE

AP Film Studies: Hickey Theater

The NW Film Center brings drive-in nostalgia to Portland.

Movie Reviews & Stories The drive-in movie theater is a magical place from a bygone era. It’s where Dottie planned the ultimate seduction of Pee-wee. It’s where teenagers get lucky in their parents’ minivans. It ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

A Brony Tale

Pony up.

Movie Reviews & Stories Toy stores, with their pretty pinks and commanding blues, make clear what we expect of our girls and boys. So when adult men become fans of the cartoon TV series My Little Pony, it’s enough to p ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

AP Film Studies: Swayze Says

The Tao of Point Break and Road House.

Movie Reviews & Stories Patrick Swayze may have gone to that big bar fight in the sky, but his wisdom remains. For he, friends, is like the wind. ILLUSTRATION: Hawk KrallThis weekend, Cartopia—another legendary entit ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Hotseat: Chapman and Maclain Way

Movie Reviews & Stories When brothers Chapman, 27, and Maclain Way, 23, discovered an old baseball team photo at their late grandfather Bing Russell’s house, it sparked a multiyear effort of poring over microfilm a ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

Coherence

Comet and get it.

Movie Reviews & Stories Nothing that happens in Coherence should be allowed to happen. The film begins with a comet that may or may not be infused with reality-altering powers screaming across the sky during a dinner ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL NORDINE

Brasslands

Balkan blowout.

Movie Reviews & Stories Like the beer-soaked jamboree it depicts, Brasslands is a loud and colorful experience. Produced by the communal filmmaking society Meerkat Media Collective, the documentary follows hundreds of ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

Movie Review: Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer is a brutal, thought-provoking ride.

Movie Reviews & Stories In the past 15 years, South Korea has experienced the most staggering cinematic renaissance since Easy Rider and Midnight Cowboy ushered in independent American filmmaking. The current wave riffs on ... More

Jul 2, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Stage To Screen

The resurrection of the band movie.

Movie Reviews & Stories When they were young and their hearts were open books, the besuited Beatles made the band movie to which all other band movies would forever be compared. That was A Hard Day’s Night (Kiggins The ... More

Jul 2, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Movie Review: Life Itself

Ebert himself.

Movie Reviews & Stories Film critic Pauline Kael commanded admiration. David Thomson compels a distanced respect. But Roger Ebert was loved. Life Itself, the new Ebert documentary from Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Prefontaine), ... More

Jul 2, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hotseat: Sebastian Junger

The filmmaker and bestselling author talks Afghanistan, building trust with soldiers and why he’s done covering war.

Movie Reviews & Stories In the early ’90s, Sebastian Junger was an aspiring fiction writer, living in Cape Cod and waiting tables to pay the bills. Then he decided to “actually do something real”: report on the war ... More

Jun 25, 2014 12:01 am by ETHAN ROCKE

A Coffee in Berlin

Make it decaf.

Movie Reviews & Stories Midway through A Coffee in Berlin, Niko (Tom Schilling) breaks off a bathroom tryst with a former classmate. They’re only doing it, he says, as “Vergangenheitsbewältigung.” The subtitles ... More

Jun 25, 2014 12:01 am by REBECCA JACOBSON

AP Film Studies: Starlit Swayze

Your best bets for outdoor movies.

Movie Reviews & Stories Summer offers a lousy conundrum for film fans: Do you stay in the dark and air-conditioned multiplex and watch stuff explode? Or do you go outside and, you know, do normal summer things? ILLUS ... More

Jun 18, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA
 

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