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becky_ohlsen

Becky Ohlsen is a freelance writer and critic living in Portland, Oregon. She writes travel guidebooks for Lonely Planet, mainly about Sweden and the Pacific Northwest, and reviews movies, books, food and miscellany for anyone who’ll let her. Favorite films include Brotherhood of the Wolf, The Way of the Gun, and everything by Wong Kar Wai except My Blueberry Nights (obviously). Pet peeves include artificial sweetener and the use of “ur” to indicate “you’re” or “your.” Becky earned a master’s degree through NYU’s Cultural Reporting and Criticism program shortly after the death of journalism and is now working on a book about motorcycles and the appeal of risk.


Posts and Reviews by Becky Ohlsen


Movie Review: “Sound of Noise”

Posted March 28, 2012 by Becky Ohlsen

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 […]


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Better Than Something

Posted March 7, 2012 by Becky Ohlsen

If you have even the faintest glimmer of interest in music, or in the daily struggles of an underground artist, you need to go and have your heart broken by this movie. Better Than Something is a documentary about the Memphis garage rocker Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr — better known by his stage name, Jay Reatard – […]


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Recommended Reading: “Zona” by Geoff Dyer

Posted March 5, 2012 by Becky Ohlsen

ZONA by Geoff Dyer Published Feb 2012 (Pantheon) I would read Geoff Dyer on any subject—partly because his writing is unfailingly beautiful, and partly because to read him on any subject is to read him on pretty much every subject. He’s not inclined to take the shortest, most direct route to his ostensible destination; the man likes […]