AP Film Studies: Shared Nightmares

Here there be dragons—and Nosferatu.


Movie Reviews & Stories
At a party long ago, a bleary-eyed co-worker began talking about dragons. He was drunkenly regurgitating a theory that all humans were evolved from aquatic apes whose main predators were big cat   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 AP KRYZA

A PIFF Ahead

Already mourning the end of the Portland International Film Festival? Whet your appetite with early entries for PIFF 2014.


Movie Reviews & Stories
PIFF is an intense but fleeting thing.  It enters our lives for a few   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 WW Staff

Gus

Portland’s greatest filmmaker and his controversial new movie.


Cover Story
What would Portland look like without Gus Van Sant? The elk statue on Southwest Main Street would still be there, but would you see it the same way if Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix hadn’t hud   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

Making Old Tricks Feel New

With Skyfall, the Bond franchise marks its 50th birthday.


Movie Reviews & Stories
James Bond should be forgiven a little creakiness. Ian Fleming’s super-spy has spent 22 films and 50 years getting punched and shot. His jet lag has to be excruciating. Let’s not even think of   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 AP KRYZA

Smashed

Beer me! Wait, maybe don’t.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Though there’s no dearth of films about alcoholism and recovery, Smashed reeled me back not to Barfly or Days of Wine and Roses, but to Under the Volcano, Malcolm Lowry’s 1947 modernist novel. L   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

WW presents Unhinged at the Hollywood Theatre

First Portland screening since getting banned in Britain 30 years ago!

unhinged

Movies & Television
Thirty years ago, Portland filmmaker Don Gronquist spent 19 nights at Pittock Mansion in West Hills shooting a low-budget slasher flick called Unhinged. The movie had it all: buckets of blood, voyeuristic shower scenes, a squealing synthesizer score, even a jar full of pig eyeballs. It was too much for the British government to handle. In 1983, just as the movie was beginning to fly off video ...   More
 
Thursday, August 16, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

GamerVania: Your Week in Video Games


News
The addition of the letter ‘R' has been a tremendous success. That was really all that was missing from the title of this web column. I walk into my game store with confidence now, giving nods all around to the staff, even the odd chest bump. People like the ‘R', it is just a good solid letter. This week I was mercifully spared from games that are straight up crap, but instead I ...   More
 
Thursday, May 14, 2009 Ryan Fleming

Love and Death: PDX Zombie Prom 2009


News
Apparently, there was no more room in hell. Saturday, Hades barfed hundreds upon hundreds of lost souls into the Bossanova Ballroom for the second-annual PDX Zombie Prom. The theme, "Enchantment Under the Dead Sea," meant a considerable helping of drowned souls walking the scene, bloated and with starfish sticking out of their faces. Hell, Spongebob Squarepants even made an appearance ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Trailer Of The Week: Zombieland!


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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

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