EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend

Romance: whether you prefer it smokey, doomed, or very scientific, this Valentine' Day weekend has your perfect match. Light it up, Portland!

02/12/2015 By Ramona DeNies

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 5–8

Sprezzatura! Over the next few days, that spirit of continental grace is on full display, from swanky new PAM exhibit Italian Style to James Franco and Chris O'Dowd's effortless mastery of both Mice AND Men.

02/05/2015 By Ramona DeNies

FILM FESTIVAL

Six Picks for PIFF

From Alps-wandering sheepdogs to apocalyptic zombies, we celebrate today's official launch of the 38th Annual Portland International Film Festival with a shortlist of must-sees.

02/05/2015 By Rene Bermudez

FILM

Checking in on Oregon's Oscar Chances

Wild and The Boxtrolls give the state three chances to cheer.

01/19/2015 By Cervante Pope

FILM

Homer Groening: The Legend, the Father, the Simpson

The father of Simpsons creator Matt Groening was a filmmaker in his own right, as shown in this retrospective with Matt in attendance on Jan 17.

01/13/2015 By Larisa Owechko

THE MONEY ISSUE

How Portland's 'Publicly Traded Person' Landed a Movie Deal with Jason Bateman

The story behind one Portlander’s decision to sell stock—in himself—lands in Hollywood.

01/05/2015 Illustrations by Michael Novak By Zach Dundas

SLIDE SHOW

The ‘Wild’ Movie Premiere Transformed NW Portland into a Little Hollywood

Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Cheryl Strayed, and many more from the movie turned out for a premiere like Portland has never seen. We have a recap and slide show.

12/09/2014 By Aaron Scott With Eden Dawn Photography by Arthur Hitchcock

FILM

Cheryl Strayed Talks About Filming 'Wild' with Reese Witherspoon (And Meeting Channing Tatum)

We ask the best-selling author about watching Reese Witherspoon act out her life, getting the fateful call from Oprah, and what's next. The film opens Dec 12.

11/18/2014 By Aaron Scott

FILM

Critic's Picks for the Northwest Filmmakers' Festival

From surrealist shorts to revealing documentaries and award-winning indie films, the Northwest Filmmakers' Festival brings together our region's budding crop of movie makers.

11/07/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

FILM

Jeff Bridges: The Dude vs. 'The Last Unicorn,' or Bowling for Unicorns

With both 'The Last Unicorn' and Jeff Bridges & the Abiders coming to town, we compare Bridges's defining roles: Prince Lir and the iconic character from 'The Big Lebowski.' Nov 1–2, Nov 23

10/28/2014 By Margaret Seiler

FILM

Laika and Focus Features to Partner For Three More Movies

Based on the success of Coraline, ParaNorman, and now The Boxtrolls, the local animation studio has inked a deal for three more movies with the first to likely come out in summer 2016.

10/03/2014 By Aaron Scott

FILM

Laika's The Boxtrolls Premieres, And So Does A New Nike Boxtroll Shoe

The highly anticipated 3D animated film is finally here, and the Oregon-based studio is celebrating with a new Boxtroll-themed Nike sneaker.

09/26/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

FILM

New Elliott Smith Documentary Combines Unreleased Songs With Memories

35 new interviews make Heaven Adores You one of the most personal portraits of the late singer-songwriter yet.

09/26/2014 Photography by Schuyler Keenan

FASHION IN FILM

Like Almost Famous? Come Watch It With the REAL Pennie Lane!

Director's Cut screening! Seventies fashion! An American Idol contestant singing live! A special rock photography short film! This is the event for you.

09/19/2014 By Eden Dawn

FILM

Reese Witherspoon Gets Oscar Attention for 'Wild' and Announces New Film with Todd Haynes

The filmed-in-Oregon feature is charming critics and audiences from Telluride to Toronto, and Witherspoon and Haynes will team up for a future Peggy Lee biopic.

09/10/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

FALL ARTS PREVIEW

How Laika is Revolutionizing Stop-Motion Animation with 'The Boxtrolls'

Portland's puppet-powered movie studio is pushing the limits of creativity and technology, melding 3-D printers with old-school craftsmanship.

09/02/2014 By Aaron Scott

LONG STORY SHORT

The Babe with the Power is Back!

Toby Froud crawled his way into our hearts in a red-striped onesie in Jim Henson’s cult fantasy movie Labyrinth. Now, he's creating his own world of magic.

08/26/2014 By Aaron Scott

FILM

Portland Film Festival Guide and Movie Madlib

The ambitious new fest returns with appearances by RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense), and Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones). Aug 26–Sept 1

08/21/2014 By Aaron Scott

JUST BECAUSE

Ninja Turtles... in Astoria!

Before Michael Bay's dubstep-tastic reboot next month, we revisit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, when Astoria doubled as ancient Japan.

07/11/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

Article

You Think You Know Wes Anderson? Take Our Quiz, Then Watch His Film Festival

Test your knowledge of Wes's World, then rewatch his films, plus the movies that influenced him, at NW Film Center. July 12–Aug 31

07/09/2014 By Schuyler Keenan