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Pot’s legal! Grass explores a time when it wasn’t.


Movie Reviews & Stories
It’s time! After years and years of abstaining, we finally get to see what happens when you mix the joy of going to the movies with what medical patients, assumed chronic masturbators and criminals    More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 AP KRYZA

Treasure, Big Trouble and Twin Peaks: What to Watch in Portland's Repertory Cinemas May 6-12

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Editor’s note: AP Kryza has once again disappeared, leaving behind only a cryptic Google search history behind. We’re still trying to ascertain his whereabouts from phrases such as “Swayze etymology,” “Doritos puree,” “sprundlecroft” and “rhymes with meconium.” In the meantime, he did manage to provide a roundup of what’s playing on Portland’s indie screens.   Also ...   More
 
Monday, May 4, 2015 AP KRYZA

An Android Terrorist Who Hates Christmas, An Ax-Murdering Santa and Bill Walton on a Bike: This Week's Movie Revivals

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Every week, AP Kryza of AP Film Studies brings you the best revival screenings around town. Most of these theaters serve beer. Plan accordingly.Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby tap dance into the season with White Christmas. Kiggins Theatre. Opens Friday, Dec. 19. Brew Masterpiece Theater pairs The Princess Bride with Ninkasi. In honor of Andre the Giant’s drinking prowess, get ready to ...   More
 
Thursday, December 18, 2014 AP KRYZA

Talking Dinosaurs, Old Kodachrome and Trippy Finnish Fairy Tales: This Week's Best Movie Revivals

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Movies & Television
Every week, AP Kryza of AP Film Studies brings you the best revival screenings around town. This week: the holliest, jolliest movies playing at Portland's beer theaters. Don't want anything related to Christmas? Read on. The Hollywood’s Critic’s Choice series continues this week. On Thursday, Dec. 11, Oregonian critic Marc Mohan presents the obscure Alan Arkin-directed black comedy Little ...   More
 
Thursday, December 11, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Reel Christmas Cheer

The holliest, jolliest movies at beer theaters.


Movie Reviews & Stories
In December, resisting Christmas movies is impossible. But this is Portland, dammit, which means you’ve got more options than watching Charlie Brown deal with his manic depression from the sol   More
 
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 AP KRYZA

Bum Fights, Spocktoberfest and Frank Capra: This Week's Movie Revivals

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Movies & Television
Every week, AP Kryza of AP Film Studies brings you the best revival screenings around town. This week, we gave you an exhaustive survival guide to Halloween at Portland movie houses. Here's the best of the rest. Most of these theaters serve beer. Plan accordingly.John Carpenter’s subversive sci-fi actioner They Live envisioned a world where mankind is brainwashed by alien overseers. ...   More
 
Thursday, October 23, 2014 AP KRYZA

David Lynch, A Dude in a Gigantic Insect Head and Nosferatu Scored Live: This Week's Movie Revivals

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Every week, AP Kryza of AP Film Studies brings you the best revival screenings around town. Most of these theaters serve beer. Plan accordingly.The ’70s gave us the Talking Heads, who in turn gave us the best concert film ever made, 1984’s Stop Making Sense. NW Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium. 9 pm Friday, Oct. 17.Dario Argento’s masterpiece Deep Red compiles ...   More
 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Lucid Dreams

Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams gets the musical treatment.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Music nerds and film geeks are constantly jockeying for the title of most obsessive fan, scrutinizing every note of an album or every frame of a movie. But sometimes, the two factions arrive a   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Divine Conception

Drag legend Divine screws herself into villainy in Female Trouble.


Movie Reviews & Stories
In modern comic-book films, villains are born of strange circumstances. Maybe a crook falls into a vat of acid and emerges a super-criminal. Maybe a mad scientist is blasted with gamma rays, o   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: One Of Us

The real monsters of Freaks.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The 1932 film Freaks (5th Avenue Cinema; 9 pm Friday, Aug. 8; free) is a certified classic. This landmark film assembled a cast of real circus workers—including dwarves, a bearded lady, a ��   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 AP KRYZA

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