Intimidators are an unsanctioned but intractable part of hockey, as the “code red” policy in A Few Good Men is to the Marines. The league attempts to quell the violence, but a major part of the game’s attraction is the irrational explosions of fighting between contestants, which have their own official and unofficial protocols. Goon is a huge […]
If you are wondering what that strangely titled film playing at the Regal Lloyd Center 10 Cinema1happens to be, it’s easier to explain what it is not.People v. The State of Illusion is not a courtroom drama. It is not a political thriller. Nor is it a Michael Moore-esque documentary about the state of America. Don’t be […]
Directed by Ola Simonsson, Johannes Stjärne Nilsson; starring Bengt Nilsson, Sanna Persson Rated R Now showing at Living Room Theaters I haven’t seen any local reviews of this movie, but I can’t say I’m entirely surprised. It’s a Swedish art comedy (already a troubling prospect) about a frumpy policeman named Amadeus Warnebring (Bengt Nilsson, essentially the […]
I was remiss in not posting about two Italian films playing at the Northwest Film Center, Rocco and His Brothers, already over, and The Red Desert, starting this Thursday, the 29th of March. Of the two films, both considered classics, I would prefer The Red Desert. Rocco was directed by Luchino Visconti, considered one of the neo-realist directors of […]
We review: The Hunger Games, Being Flynn, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and We Need to Talk About Kevin. We also discuss “Noir Ville” at Portland’s own Cinema 21, a summary of the Criterion DVD box set of “David Lean Directs Noel Coward,” plus the commercial DVD release of A Dangerous Method.
Click play or the download link to hear the audio essay. With Drive, the Danish director Nicholas Winding Refn received renewed international attention. Now the NW Film Center is offering a retrospective of most of his films (while weirdly leaving out the Miss Marple adaptation he did for Britsh television [?!]). In this (admittedly amateurish) audio essay, […]
If the Lorax went to Mars, John Carter still couldn’t even have killed him. Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax opened on March 2nd, and was No. 1 with a shocking $70 million dollar intake for Universal. At that time, it left Warner’s Project X in the dust. To read further, click here!
Publicized as a “recruiting film” for the Navy SEALs,Act of Valor shows the men ribbing each other mercilessly, leaving their wives at the doorstep to head secretly to hot spots, where they drop into bug-infested waters and witness human violence at its most degrading. This sounds so appealing. You endure bullying, spend half your time scared and wet […]