The Double

Jesse Eisenberg does double duty.


Movie Reviews & Stories
It’s only right that a film about doppelgängers should feel eerily familiar. That’s certainly the case with writer-director Richard Ayoade’s sophomore feature, The Double. While loosely a   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

Chef

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Movie Reviews & Stories
Imagine a movie written entirely by focus groups in Portland, Brooklyn and Silver Lake. In Chef, Jon Favreau plays an all-star cuisinier who’s stymied by his corporately conservative, Dustin Hof   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Return of the King: Godzilla Reviewed

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Movies & Television
Godzilla took his (her? its?) sweet time marauding from San Francisco to Portland.Critic's Grade: BGodzilla has risen from a 16-year slumber, and he’s super pissed. You would be too if your more recent Hollywood incarnation had robbed you of your atomic breath, made you listen to Puff Daddy say “uh” incessantly over your favorite Led Zeppelin song, thrown most of your decades-spanning backstory ...   More
 
Friday, May 16, 2014 AP KRYZA

God’s Pocket

Unfair farewell.


Movie Reviews & Stories
You’ll probably recognize God’s Pocket as one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final performances, but that sets up expectations of catharsis few films could satisfy. The scattered charms of th   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 JAY HORTON

Locke

Life in the commuter lane.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The average cinemagoer will know Tom Hardy as the handsome Brit from Inception, or as Batman’s ultra-ripped, marble-mouthed nemesis in The Dark Knight Rises.  That Tom Hardy does not appear i   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 AP KRYZA

Only Lovers Left Alive

Undead ahead.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Given that languid cool is the lifeblood of Jim Jarmusch’s oeuvre, it makes sense that he’s finally gravitated to the vampire genre. In Only Lovers Left Alive, the iconoclastic director brin   More
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

All franchise-building and no play makes Spidey a dull boy.


Movie Reviews & Stories
When Spider-Man first swung into cinemas in 2002, his was a simpler world. At best, his caped forefathers were brooding billionaires, vengeful half-vampires and mutants standing for civil rights   More
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 AP KRYZA

Basic Beaches: The Other Woman Reviewed

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Movies & Television
The Other Woman screened after WW press deadlines, making us late to the vengeance-themed beach party. Critic's Grade: CThe Other Woman makes friends in low places.The Bechdel Test holds that a film must present a scene featuring two women talking about something other than a man. The Other Woman would almost certainly flunk it. The majority of screen time is given over to a rambling ...   More
 
Friday, April 25, 2014 JAY HORTON

As Winter in the Blood

Knocked cold.


Movie Reviews & Stories
As Winter in the Blood opens, a young Blackfoot Indian named Virgil First Raise (Chaske Spencer) finds himself piss-ass drunk in a ditch, staggering toward a hallucination of his dead father—w   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Transcendence

There’s a ghost in the machine.


Movie Reviews & Stories
On the surface, techno thrillers seem like a slam dunk: As technology evolves, so do the potential plot devices for effects-heavy films that pit man against the very stuff designed to benefit hu   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 AP KRYZA

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