PIFFing the Night Away

PIFF knocks you down. But you get up again.


Movie Reviews & Stories
If the Portland International Film Festival is a night out drinking, it’s time to rally. Though PIFF’s second week includes some real drags, keep the tab open: You’ll also find a few excepti   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 WW Staff

PIFF 2013: Tonight, We Are Young

PIFF will set the world on fire, and burn brighter than the sun.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Being a kid is tough these days. Whether children are being unfavorably compared to that hilarious little Honey Boo Boo, stripping down to their SpongeBob underwear for a search at elementary sc   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 WW Staff

Brew Views: Harold and Maude

If you want to sing out.


Brew Views
Exactly what about cult classic Harold and Maude spoke to my high-school self? The twisted romance that blooms between a death-obsessed young man and a life-loving old woman? Saucer-eyed Bud Cor   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Side Effects

The girl with the Paxil tattoo.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Warning: Steven Soderbergh’s new film may cause anxiety, frustration, terror, temporary memory loss, episodes of euphoria, Hitchcockian feelings of nostalgia, numbing, exhilaration, dread and    More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 AP KRYZA

B-Grade Action Resurges: Parker and Bullet to the Head Reviewed

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Movies & Television
Neither Parker, starring Jason Statham, nor the Sylvester Stallone vehicle Bullet to the Head screened for Portland critics—rarely a good sign. But critic Michael Nordine thinks they may represent a return to B-movie form.The Bourne franchise did more than provide Matt Damon's meal ticket for the better part of a decade. Slowly but surely, it also helped spur a sea change within the action genre ...   More
 
Friday, February 1, 2013 MICHAEL NORDINE

Warm Bodies

Getting cozy with the undead.


Movie Reviews & Stories
“Don’t be creepy, don’t be creepy, don’t be creepy,” the lovesick zombie begs himself as he stares, slack-jawed, at the very blond, very alive object of his affection. His name is “R   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 KELLY CLARKE

Gingerbread House of Flying Daggers: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Reviewed

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Movies & Television
Perhaps more surprising than the fact that Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters didn't screen before WW press deadlines is that critic AP Kryza found a fair bit to like. Critic's Grade: B-In Hollywood, fairy tales have become the new '70s/'80s TV shows, providing an endless well to which executives endlessly return for rehashed ideas. So far, so meh. We've had Kristen Stewart as an emo Snow ...   More
 
Friday, January 25, 2013 AP KRYZA

Till Death Do Us Part

Michael Haneke’s wrenching Amour takes a hard look at mortality.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Midway through Michael Haneke’s scrupulously devastating Amour, the elderly Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) tells his wife Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) about a film he remembers watching as a child.    More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Quartet

A wheelchair musical.


Movie Reviews & Stories
You’ve seen this film before: A pack of love-drunk song-and-dancers needs a ton of money to save their home, so they band together to put on a big music show. Can they pull it off? Will the big    More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Brew Views: Bubba Ho-Tep

Hail to the King, baby.


Brew Views
It’d be weird enough if Don Coscarelli simply made a film about an elderly Elvis (Bruce Campbell) and JFK (Ossie Davis, who is decidedly black and not Irish) battling a resurrected Egyptian mu   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 AP KRYZA

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