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Small Bang

Posted March 20, 2014 by D. K. Holm


At a time when knowledge and even intelligence is assailed from all sides, it seems churlish to criticize any network attempt to cater to viewers who want to learn. Equally, it is unfair to criticize a television show after only two episodes. Cosmos, the new program that remakes the Carl Sagan PBS series, and which… More

Webcast #89 – 2014

Posted March 13, 2014 by D. K. Holm

With a reduced staff, the trio consider The Grand Budapest Hotel, Need for Speed, Better Living Through Chemistry, Burt Lancaster, and Ghibli studio anime, and also give a glance back on the most recent Oscar broadcast.

Webcast #88 – 2014

Posted February 27, 2014 by D. K. Holm

A collection of aging actors try to save the day – or their careers – in a pair of action films discussed by the team, including Non-Stop, with Liam Neeson, and Three Days to Kill, with Kevin Costner. Another action film on hand is Pompeii, starring Kit Harrington. Marc Mohan focuses on the documentary Afternoon… More

Webcast #87 – 2014

Posted February 19, 2014 by D. K. Holm

The Portland International Film Fest is ongoing, and this week the team assess the German-Norse political thriller Two Lives, the Australian film about rural Laos, The Rocket, and the Polish post-holocaust film, The Aftermath. Among other releases considered are the middle east political thriller Omar, the Netflix documentary about political upheaval in Egypt, The Square,… More

Webcast #86 – 2014

Posted February 12, 2014 by D. K. Holm

The Portland International Film Festival is still running strong, and this week the team, in quorum format, discuss the documentary about a secret, unknown photographer, Finding Vivian Maier, plus coverage of RoboCop the remake, and the Chilean drama Gloria. Finally, there is a obit for the late Sid Caesar.

Webcast #85 – 2014

Posted February 6, 2014 by Ed Goldberg

Marc Mohan is back from Sundance, where he enjoy a number of movies, including two documentaries with Portland connections, The Battered Bastards of Baseball, about the Portland Mavericks, and Glena, about a Dalles woman who struggles to become a mixed martial artist. The team also looked at some of the best and also the avoidable PIFF… More

Webcast #84 – 2014

Posted January 31, 2014 by D. K. Holm

  The Portland International Film Festival is upon us, and today’s team reviews a handful of its presentations: The Spanish film The Wishful Thinkers, the Australian-Laos film The Rocket, Cycling with Molierre, The Galapagos Affair, and Maidentrip. On the commercial screens are Labor Day With Kate Winslet, Generation War, the German TV miniseries, and the documentary… More

Webcast #83 – 2014

Posted January 22, 2014 by D. K. Holm

Marc Mohan is off covering Sundance, but the rest of the gang are here, this week reviewing The Invisible Woman, about the affair between Charles Dickens and a young actress,  God Loves Uganda, a documentary about American evangelicals attempting to squelch gay activities in that African country, and finally The Best Offer, the new film… More


Posted January 20, 2014 by D. K. Holm


Raze is one of the most nihilistic films I’ve seen in a long time. This low budget horror or suspense or martial arts film is the latest in a thematic genre that goes back immediately to the Hostel films, and before that to the teen slasher film inaugurated in America by Halloween and before that… More

Outing the Vote

Posted by D. K. Holm


Portlanders can pop up in the weirdest places: on vacations in obscure locales; on bestseller lists; on America’s Most Wanted; and lately in the documentary God Loves Uganda, about the enterprise of fundamentalist Christians “degayifying” that African nation. The Rain City weirdo who makes a cameo appearance in the film is Scott Lively. Long time… More

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