AP Film Studies: And The Oscar Goes To…

A rundown of the Best Picture nominees still playing in Portland theaters.

Movie Reviews & Stories
This Sunday, Hollywood returns once again for its annual worship of middlebrow cinema, and no matter how much you hate to admit it, you’re watching the Oscars. How else will you know which sto   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 AP KRYZA

Where to Watch Oscar-Nominated Movies in Portland


Movies & Television
Twitter isn't so happy about the Oscar nominations announced this morning—behold the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, in response to the fact that all the acting nominees are white, and that Ava DuVernay didn't get a directing nod for Selma. Also rotten: no women nominated in the directing, screenwriting or cinematography categories. Continuing with the crummy: None of the Best Picture nominees are stories ...   More
Thursday, January 15, 2015 REBECCA JACOBSON

Deep End Of The Pool

Predicting Oscar’s obscurities.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Oscar betting pools are won and lost on the more esoteric categories. How do you really judge a film’s editing? What’s the difference between sound mixing and sound editing? What the hell goes   More
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 SAVANNAH WASSERMAN

Movies the Oscars Loved That We Hated

(And a few we didn't)


Movies & Television
Ho hum, the 2012 Academy Award nominations are out for another year. What did we think? Here's a quick recap:War Horse. Nominated for Best Picture, Art Direction, CinematographyWhat we said: "War Horse, has the exact same plot as a children’s film: 1945’s Son of Lassie. In both pictures, a British Isles pet—substitute plow horse for collie—is dropped behind German enemy lines, and has encounters ...   More
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 by Ruth Brown

The Oscars: Is That What You're Wearing?

Retail Therapist was horrified—just horrified—by the sartorial crimes committed with so much malice aforethought at last night's Academy Awards ceremony. Charges should be brought against Charlize Theron for ruining what was an otherwise perfect dress with satin cinnamon buns sewn onto both her breasts. Zoe Saldana wore a dress that was actually two garments brought together in an unholy ...   More
Monday, March 8, 2010 Retail Therapist


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