Film History

Remembering Stand by Me, 35 Years Later

Fans, cast, and crew recall the enduring Oregon-shot classic three and a half decades after its release.

11/23/2021 By Conner Reed

Pop Culture Deep Dive

Every Movie Should Be Like Spencer

Pablo Larraín’s transcendent, ridiculous Princess Diana melodrama harnesses the specific power of cinema like few films attempt.

11/12/2021 By Conner Reed

Unsolved Mystery

The Best Books, Films, and Podcasts about D.B. Cooper

Here are some easy reads and listens to dig deeper into the mystery of the Northwest Orient Flight 305 hijacker. 

11/05/2021 By Cami Hughes

Events

Queer Horror Returns to the Hollywood Theatre (with a New Webseries to Boot)

Carla Rossi’s beloved LGBTQ+ scare series is back with a new ‘Tales from the Crypt’-style supplement.

10/27/2021 By Conner Reed

Film Review

Dune, a Sci-Fi Classic Inspired by the Oregon Coast, Returns to the Cinema

The Oregon-inspired sci-fi novel has taken failed trips from to page to screen before. This time, it's different.

10/26/2021 By Conner Reed

Food on TV

Where to Find the Food from Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ in Portland

From ddukbokki to raw ramyeon, we tracked down all the eats from the hit series.

10/15/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Film

Todd Haynes’s New Velvet Underground Doc Opts for Immersion over Handholding

The Portland director discusses his first documentary, which throws the uninitiated headlong into the ’60s downtown art world—to invigorating effect.

10/05/2021 By Conner Reed

Television

Portland’s Jimmie Herrod Competes in the Finale of America’s Got Talent

Herrod has to make one last push to become the million dollar act.

09/14/2021 By Cami Hughes

Television

Beth Ditto Will Star with Susan Sarandon in a Country Music TV Drama

Gossip girl enters her Connie Britton era??

09/10/2021 By Conner Reed

Pop Culture Deep Dive

HBO Max’s The Other Two Is a Perfect TV Comedy

The long-gestating second season of the showbiz joke machine more than justifies the wait.

09/03/2021 By Conner Reed

Film

35 Years Later, Stand by Me Is Still the Ultimate Oregon Movie

Rob Reiner’s classic Stephen King adaptation remains the peak of Beaver State cinema, even in 2021.

08/23/2021 By Conner Reed

Film

Inside the Clinton Street Theater’s Agnès Varda Festival

Galvanized by a poster project that took off this spring, the Clinton Street Theater will screen five films and host a number of Varda-centric events.

08/10/2021 By Conner Reed

Film

Is That ... a Decemberists Needle Drop in the New Suicide Squad?

James Gunn’s new superhero flick may be the first to ever feature the lyric, “Like a Rimbaud to Baudelaire before.”

08/06/2021 By Conner Reed

Arts News

The NW Film Center Launches Lab for Mid-Career Filmmakers

Applications are now open for the center's new “Sustainability Lab,” which aims to protect mid-career filmmakers from burnout.

08/04/2021 By Conner Reed

Footnotes

LISTEN: The Bearded Woodworker Dishes on Being a Contestant on NBC's Making It

Portland Monthly news editor Julia Silverman talks with Gary Herd about filming the show during COVID and how Oregon inspires his craft.

07/16/2021 By Gabriel Granillo With Julia Silverman

Reality TV

Meet the Waldport Contestant Shaking Things Up on NBC's Making It

Gary Herd, known as the Bearded Woodworker, is one of eight makers left in the crafting competition

07/15/2021 By Julia Silverman

Television

Portland's Own Shrill Snags Its First Emmy Nod

Aidy Bryant has landed some long-deserved recognition for her work in the show's final season.

07/13/2021 By Conner Reed

Film

Remembering Point Break’s Iconic Oregon-Shot Ending on its 30th Birthday

We break down Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze's Cannon Beach confrontation in the classic action thriller.

07/12/2021 By Conner Reed

Television

Looking for Portland in Hey, Arnold!

The ’90s hit turns 25 this year. Here’s where you can spot its Rose City roots.

07/08/2021 By Aurora Biggers