Film & Television

Film

13 Oregon-Made Halloween Flicks to Add to Your Queues This October

From a Disney Channel original to an ’80s Daryl Hannah slasher, these homegrown horror films will spruce up your October programming.

09/26/2022 By Conner Reed

Pop Culture Deep Dive

What Is Going On with Our Relationship to Don’t Worry Darling?

As a movie, the Olivia Wilde–helmed thriller is drawing unflattering comparisons to ‘Black Mirror.’ As tabloid fodder, it might mark cultural inflection point.

09/12/2022 By Conner Reed

Film

The Trailer for Jordan Peele’s New Portland-Made Stop-Motion Feature Is Here

‘Wendell & Wild’ hits Netflix October 28.

09/06/2022 By Conner Reed

Food on TV

Lovely’s Fifty Fifty—and Our Own Karen Brooks—Will Star in Netflix’s Chef’s Table: Pizza

Sarah Minnick’s Mississippi Avenue pizzeria and ice cream shop gets some much-deserved attention.

09/02/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Film

Baby Fever Is a Monstrously Good Portland-Made Horror Flick

The pregnancy-centered, candy-colored short from Hannah May Cumming is making a splash on the festival circuit.

08/26/2022 By Conner Reed

Television

This Oregon Couple (and Their Goat) Star in a New Discovery+ Series

Chad, Cate, and Frankie make for lovely company on episode three of animal-centric docuseries ‘The Bond.’

08/05/2022 By Conner Reed

Movie Theaters

How the Clinton Street Theater’s New Owners Are Bringing It into the Future

The 107-year-old Southeast Portland punk palace is getting a light makeover—but its spirit is staying the same as ever.

07/19/2022 By Conner Reed

Hollywood

If Jennifer Lopez Is Going to Marry a Costar, Does It Have to Be Ben Affleck?

With his upcoming Nike movie, he’s got Portland cred, but let’s just imagine some of the alternatives: Jesus, Voldemort, George Clooney…

07/19/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Food on TV

What Do Portland Chefs Make of Hulu’s The Bear?

“A chef finally took the time to show what it's really like in a kitchen,” says Melissa McMillan, owner of Portland's Sammich restaurant.

07/14/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Music

The 1985 Kate Bush Classic Resurrected by Stranger Things Is the Song of the Summer

Resurrected by Stranger Things, the 1985 jam has been heard all over Portland–from Fred Meyer to Providence Park and beyond. Have you noticed?

06/15/2022 By Margaret Seiler and Conner Reed

Events

What to Do in Oregon in June

Goonies Day hits Astoria, a Bach festival kicks off in Eugene, wine country shows some Pride, and more!

06/01/2022 By Margaret Seiler and Michelle Harris

Film

A New HBO Doc Chronicles a Pre-Roe Abortion Underground

‘The Janes,’ out June 8, shows how a group of young women in Chicago took health care into their own hands. The film features Portlander Judith Arcana.

05/27/2022 By Rebecca Jacobson

Baseball

Gaming Out the Brine Lives of Baseball Mascot Dillon T. Pickle

Dillon T. Pickle is a kidnapping victim, a film star, a failed presidential candidate, and a Twitter provocateur.

05/10/2022 By Dalila Brent

Film

Cinema 21 Is Popping Off with Limited-Engagement Flicks This Month

A hard-to-find Tilda Swinton title, queer Austrian favorite from Cannes, and newly restored David Lynch rarity are all hitting Northwest Portland in April.

04/22/2022 By Conner Reed

Renovation

What If Your House’s Design Theme Were the Tim Burton Film Beetlejuice?

In West Hills, a creative couple’s collaborative renovation of a boxy ’90s home mixes merry and macabre, matching the aesthetic of the 1988 Tim Burton film.

03/30/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Pop Culture Deep Dive

The 2022 Oscars Were the Last Gasp from a Dying Civilization

Listicles, rage, weakly gestural activism—will horseman number four please stand up?

03/28/2022 By Conner Reed

Movers & Shakers

Perfect Party: Spring 2022

From Dua Lipa to Ava Duvernay to a real clown, here's who we’re inviting to our dinner table for a spring soirée.

03/21/2022 By Conner Reed

Arts News

The NW Film Center Is Now PAM CUT. What Does That Mean?

Inside the 51-year-old institution’s rebrand to the Portland Art Museum Center for an Untold Tomorrow.

03/09/2022 By Conner Reed

Music on Film

Onry’s ‘1955’ Braids Together James Baldwin, Emmett Till, and Ouija Boards

The viral Portland opera star’s new short film is part of an upcoming visual EP.

03/03/2022 By Conner Reed

Film

NW Film Center Announces 2022 Cinema Unbound Award Honorees

Carrie Brownstein and Shirin Neshat join five other filmmakers and artists in this year's lineup of NW Cinema Unbound Award Honorees

02/02/2022 By Conner Reed