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Raid Kills Crooks Dead

Posted April 12, 2014 by D. K. Holm

If nothing else, The Raid 2 reminds the viewer that most cop movies these days are really war movies. Cinema’s police operate in teams or squads, and are equipped with a wealth of hardware and firepower, while tending to arrive en masse in huge transport vehicles along with a tank or two. In the real… More

Webcast #92 – 2014

Posted April 4, 2014 by D. K. Holm

Under review in this episode are the YA film Divergent, the Schwarzenneger action film Sabotage, the kid film Muppets Most Wanted, and the films of Burt Lancaster.

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

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