The Overnight: Swingin’ For The Fences

The Overnight is 98 percent awkward, 2 percent sexy.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Let me try a phrase on you: “The best sex comedy at Sundance.” That’s what Rolling Stone said of The Overnight, and that single plaudit gives you a lot of reasons not to see this movie. Here are   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 ALEX FALCONE

The Nightmare: Movie Review

Sleep paralysis looks haunting in this new documentary.


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Conveying the surreal power of dreams is nearly impossible, whether onscreen or in conversation. They have their own logic, of course, plus inexplicable time and hazy details that are difficul   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 MICHAEL NORDINE

Clever Girl

A 10-year-old’s advice for surviving Jurassic World.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Yet again Hollywood decided it didn’t need my opinion of a major motion picture, so they screened it after my press deadline. But the man can’t hold me down! Instead of reviewing Jurassic Wo   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 ALEX FALCONE

Bro Say Can You See

Four douchebags make a movie about four douchebags making a movie.


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You know who had a good Monday night? The bros who sat behind me at the Entourage screening. Oh boy, they had the time of their bro-y lives! Likes pigs in shit, those bros. ALEX FALCONEIllustrat   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 ALEX FALCONE

Love & Mercy

God only knows what happened to Brian Wilson.


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Brian Wilson’s mental breakdown in the mid-1960s is as essential to the Beach Boys mythos as the band’s Pendleton shirts and woodies. Two TV movies and a Barenaked Ladies song told the sto   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 NATHAN CARSON

Last Days: Movie Review


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Why it’s Portlandy: The Seattle setting is to Portland as Michael Pitt’s downward spiraling rocker Blake is to Kurt Cobain. There’s an aura of the iconic Pacific Northwest, but we’d rather   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 WW Staff

Slow West

The Old West, with a Scotsman’s twist.


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Slow West feels like propaganda made to discourage anyone from time-traveling back to the Old West. At one point, a man gets shot in the chest. As he falls, a stray bullet hits a salt jar on a    More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 ALEX FALCONE

Adult Beginners

Kroll’s failed entrepreneur needs a kickstart.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Nick Kroll has the kind of face that used to be called punchable: calcified smirk, dazed glare, sallow cheeks—his upcoming roles, Douche and Professor Poopypants, define the type. Given his    More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 JAY HORTON

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

“This is a true story.”


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Countless films are influenced by the Coen Brothers, but few announce it outright like this one from another pair of filmmaking brothers, David and Nathan Zellner, whose Kumiko, the Treasure Hun   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MICHAEL NORDINE

Movie Review: Merchants of Doubt

Spin masters warp “boring” science to make bank.


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A month ago, OregonLive.com posted an op-ed about a potential vape ban in bars. “This isn’t about protecting people,” it said, “it’s about controlling them” and “empirical research   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

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