The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Pay no attention to the man behind the sequins.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Goofy wigs are always a bad omen, especially when they’re the centerpiece of a film. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone seems pitched by a really good wig-maker who thought it would be hysterical t   More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 AP KRYZA

Korean Gothic

Director Park Chan-Wook sucks the blood out of Stoker.


Movie Reviews & Stories
On a scale of zero to Quentin Tarantino, South Korean director Park Chan-wook is not stuck in the middle with anyone. In his hyperviolent Vengeance trilogy (2003’s Oldboy won the Grand Prix at   More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Like Someone in Love

A needy hooker makes an elderly friend.


Movie Reviews & Stories
It may be hard out there for a pimp, but it’s definitely harder for a prostitute. Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami makes that awfully clear in his plodding, bittersweet tale of a Tokyo college    More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 EMILY JENSEN

…And Justice For None

Peter Jackson leaves Middle Earth to investigate a wrongful conviction.


Movie Reviews & Stories
West of Memphis is a compelling documentary—surprisingly so at a butt-numbing 147 minutes—that unwittingly provokes serious ethical questions.   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 RUTH BROWN

Brew Views: The Master

Paging Tom Cruise.


Brew Views
Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master is the film Scientology maybe doesn’t want you to see. But while it makes deliberate allusions to L. Ron Hubbard’s sci-fi pseudo-religion, that’s not wh   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Between the Rock and a Hard Place: Snitch Reviewed

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Movies & Television
Snitch screened after WW press deadlines, but it was really whiplash from Dwayne Johnson's alien anatomy that delayed the delivery of this review.Critic's Grade: C+“Inspired by true events” reads the opening title card of the oddly engrossing new thriller Snitch. The earliest scenes, while never what you’d call realistic, establish a premise essentially recognizable. ...   More
 
Sunday, February 24, 2013 JAY HORTON

Brew Views: Tremors

Can of worms.


Brew Views
In an alternate universe, or in other hands, the 1990 cult creature feature Tremors would be damned to infamy as a Syfy original movie. This is, after all, a film about a bunch of gun-loving redne   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 AP KRYZA

Last Whiff of PIFF

Saying goodbye to murderous tourists and horny priests.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The Portland International Film Festival has aged quickly. Two short weeks ago, desperate young people fought for their identity. Last week, PIFF endured the slow burn of middle age. What greets u   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 WW Staff

Brew Views: Wild at Heart

Burn, baby, burn.


Brew Views
“This whole world’s wild at heart and weird on top,” says Laura Dern’s wayward Southern belle Lula, chest heaving as jailbird lover Sailor (Nicolas Cage in his Elvis phase) runs off to r   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse

The human soul behind the monster’s mask.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Infuriating, tragic, heartbreaking and incendiary in equal measures, Portland filmmaker Brian Lindstrom’s Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse is a documentary that plays out like a horro   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 AP KRYZA

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