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, and In Secret, the latest film based on the Émile Zola novel Thérèse Raquin, by way of a stage adaptation, via a theatrical version, this one starring Elizabeth Olson and Jessica Lange. And they lead off with a restored, revival release of Jean-Luc Godard’s futuristic noir, Alphaville. Finally, television gets its shot, with an analysis of HBO’s True Detective, with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, and a comparison between the Australian version of Rake, now in its third season, and its American remake with Greg Kinnear. And all within 30 minutes!