Cruising Along

Rogue Nation plays it safe. And that’s what saves this ship.


Movie Reviews & Stories
You’ve got lots of choices when it comes to actiony spy movies these days. You’ve got your Jameses Bond, your Jasons Bourne, your Kingsmen, and and and. So why come back to Mission: Impossible, th   More
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 ALEX FALCONE

The TriMet Trilogy

Portland filmmaker El Gato Negro wants hipsters to have a heart.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Howard Mitchell is old school. The Portland filmmaker behind the TriMet Trilogy showing at Mission Theater this Sunday cites such deadly earnest (and just plain dead) heavyweights as John Cassavetes,    More
 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 CHRIS STAMM

Mr. Holmes: Movie Review

In this case, even McKellen isn’t worth the buzz.


Movie Reviews & Stories
There’s a reason we don’t often follow our heroes into the sunset: It’s not that we don’t care what happens to them. It’s just that retirement is pretty boring and aging is depressing.    More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 AP KRYZA

Tangerine: Movie Review

Hollywood filmed by iPhone has a lot of heart.


Movie Reviews & Stories
At first glance, Tangerine resembles a debut film. Shot on an iPhone and featuring two first-timers in the leading roles, Sean Baker’s fifth feature is full of creative decisions that would appear t   More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 MICHAEL NORDINE

The Infinitesimal Sadness

Pixar’s Inside Out will make you laugh and cry. But mostly cry.


Movie Reviews & Stories
I cried at a Corona commercial a couple weeks back, so I’m not a good barometer for this kind of thing, but I wept during Inside Out, the new feature from the nearly flawless Pixar Animation Stu   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 ALEX FALCONE

Selma: Movie Review

With Selma, Ava DuVernay brings the civil rights movement to vivid life.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Movies about humanity’s failures tend to flatter their audiences. Look at yesterday’s folly, they say, and be proud of our relatively democratic present. Too rare are movies that shine a r   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 CHRIS STAMM

Keep On Keepin’ On

Too much of a good thing.


Movie Reviews & Stories
There’s nothing inherently bad about a happy film. But there’s nothing inherently good, either. That’s the case with Keep On Keepin’ On, a documentary about jazz trumpeter Clark Terry and hi   More
 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

True Detective: A Walk Among the Tombstones Reviewed

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Movies & Television
Critic's Grade: C+ Taking a break from hammer-punching seas of faceless Eastern European scumbags to hammer-punch only a few skeezy New Yorkers, A Walk Among the Tombstones finds Liam Neeson in a much more appropriate phase of his late-career tough-guy transformation: the detective period. Frankly, a rain-soaked trench coat suits him better than the near-superheroic Eurotrash compactor ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 AP KRYZA

Magic in the Moonlight

Woody Allen enters the spirit world.


Movie Reviews & Stories
As with many Woody Allen movies, Magic in the Moonlight pits a cerebral man against a flighty younger woman and asks them to fall in love. This incarnation finds Stanley (Colin Firth), a yellowf   More
 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 MICHAEL NORDINE

Palo Alto

California love.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Given James Franco’s obnoxious ubiquity, it’s tough not to see Palo Alto—a big-screen adaptation of the multihyphenate’s short-story collection—as art imitating life. But this is also th   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 AMANDA SCHURR

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