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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Webcast #82 – 2014

Posted January 10, 2014 by D. K. Holm

This week the full team take on several films before diving into their 10 best or worst lists. After hearing about the computer romance Her, the battle film Lone Survivor, and the play adaptation August: Osage County, you will learn that Marc doesn’t like 10 best lists in principle, and his best film of the […]

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Posted by D. K. Holm

The poster for Inside Llewyn Davis

What have filmmakers got against cats? Among the many onscreen kitten killings are Donald Sutherland throwing a cat against a wall in Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1900. Before that, the villains in Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs hang the family feline in a closet. Now the Coen Brothers get into the act. In their new movie, Inside Llewyn […]

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