Blue Jasmine

Cate on a hot tin roof.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine isn’t so much a fish-out-of-water movie; it’s a horse-with-a-broken-leg-in-water movie. You know how this thing’s going to end. Cate Blanchett’s Jasmine is a r   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Lovelace

More like Shallow Throat.


Movie Reviews & Stories
There are many ways a biopic about Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace could have gone: lurid exploitation, polyester odyssey through a world of leisure suits and bell-bottoms, bleeding-heart redemp   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

2 Guns

With even fewer brains than guns.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Mark Wahlberg seems to be losing his criminal edge. As a reluctant smuggler in last year’s Contraband, he excelled at sneaking illegal goods into the Port of New Orleans right under the authorit   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

Blackfish

No, seriously: Free Willy.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Living in a modestly sized city like Portland can have its drawbacks for culture vultures. Art exhibits, live theater, indie films—sometimes it’s months, even years, between reading about thes   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 RUTH BROWN

Berserker Barrage!: The Wolverine Reviewed

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Movies & Television
The Wolverine screened after WW press deadlines, which gave us a chance to revisit our favorite instances of Westerners traveling East to kick some ass and find some Zen. Foreign correspondent (cough, film critic, cough) AP Kryza followed the beast to Asia—and turns out the taloned mutant tears it up.Critic's Grade: BPoor Wolverine has been plagued for a long time by a very puzzling issue, and it's ...   More
 
Friday, July 26, 2013 AP KRYZA

I’m So Excited!

A campy flight of fancy braces for impact.


Movie Reviews & Stories
I recently flew aboard a plane with a singing flight attendant. Her voice trembled as she thanked us for flying with Southwest and wished us a wonderful day. Half the passengers looked charmed.    More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The To Do List

More like The To Don’t List. Zing!


Movie Reviews & Stories
It’s safe to say that an attractive teenage girl looking to expand her sexual repertoire hasn’t necessarily taken on the Labors of Hercules. So it would seem necessary for writer-director Magg   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

The Conjuring

The power of beach vacations compels you!


Movie Reviews & Stories
Few people, I’m guessing, have been to Harrisville, R.I., site of the alleged true-life incident that inspired The Conjuring. But everyone will find it familiar: an isolated nowhere town where m   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

The Way, Way Back

Summertime, and the livin’ ain’t so easy.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The Way, Way Back is a movie about a boy—awkward and introverted 14-year-old Duncan, all hunchback slouch and downcast eyes—who learns to become a man. But it’s also a film about two men who   More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Of Monsters and Men in Robots

Pacific Rim and the art of the 25-story-tall slugfest.


Movie Reviews & Stories
For two decades, Guillermo del Toro has honed a skill that few directors—especially in the mainstream studio system—have mustered: He doesn’t make movies so much as build worlds. Whether it�   More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 AP KRYZA

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