Film & Television

Toon Town

Criterion Channel Highlights the Work of a Portland Animator

Bill Plympton, the “King of Indie Animation,” now has 22 of his short films on the streaming service.

09/03/2020 By Conner Reed

Little Joys of Summer

Throwback Drive-In Theaters Are Suddenly Perfect for 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, drive-ins have elbowed their way back into the spotlight. Here's why.

08/01/2020 By Conner Reed

Little Joys of Summer

Movie Theaters Are Out. Backyard Flick Houses Are In.

Arts editor Conner Reed has a few suggestions for your backyard film fest.

08/01/2020 By Conner Reed

POMO PICKS

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Week: July 30

The content in our queues, from Indian matchmaking documentaries to Nicolas Cage covered in blood.

07/30/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Food on Film

How to Make the Oily Cakes from First Cow in 8 Easy Steps

Look out, Robert Pattinson pasta.

07/10/2020 By Conner Reed

What Now?

Cinema Unbound: How Filmmaking Is Changing Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Amy Dotson, director of NW Film Center, on the future of filmmaking.

06/01/2020 With Conner Reed

Television

Aminé Makes His HBO Debut

Yes, that was the Portland rapper you saw on Insecure explaining the branches of US government.

05/12/2020 By Fiona McCann

Interview

Clementine Is an Oregon-Made Coming-of-Age Thriller That Lingers

The film hits virtual cinemas May 8.

05/07/2020 By Conner Reed

Tapeheads

The Tanker Tape Swap Transforms a Hawthorne Dive into a VHS Treasure Trove

Think VHS cassettes are novelty items? Think again.

04/11/2020 By Ben Coleman

Showtime

What Does Coronavirus Mean for Oregon’s Drive-In Theaters?

The once-revolutionary spots could be primed for a comeback. Or maybe not.

04/08/2020 By Conner Reed

Film

Roland Dahwen’s First Feature Film Examines Family Fallout with Intriguing Patience

Borrufa premiered at PIFF last month (before everything went up in flames).

04/03/2020 By Conner Reed

Television

Shrill Will Return for a Third Season

Hulu has ordered eight new episodes of the Aidy Bryant-led, Portland-shot dramedy.

03/31/2020 By Conner Reed

Entertainment

Pop Culture to Avoid, from ‘Contagion’ to ‘Black Hole’

This might not be the best time for pandemic horror. Unless that’s your thing.

03/25/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Sports During Quarantine

The Timbers and Thorns Will Now Air Classic Matches on FOX 12

Yup. It feels like a good time to rewatch that epic MLS home opener from 2011.

03/17/2020 By Marty Patail

Binge TIme

Oregon-Made Books, Films, TV, and Music to Binge Right Now

Chances are, you're about to be home for a while. Here are some Portland-centric picks to add to your queue.

03/14/2020 By Fiona McCann and Conner Reed

PIFF Review

The Climb Is a Formally Audacious Buddy Comedy with a Glaring Gender Problem

Michael Angelo Covino's first feature is impressive, funny, and troubling.

03/09/2020 By Conner Reed

Film

Feminist March Takes Over the Hollywood Theatre

The cinema boasts an entire month of programming dedicated to women's contribution to film! Here are five you can't miss.

03/06/2020 By Eden Dawn

Film

Our Top Picks for the Portland International Film Festival

First cows, first loves, and bloodthirsty puppets—we break down a robust PIFF lineup.

03/05/2020 By Conner Reed

Fashion

Columbia Sportswear Releases Mickey Mouse–Themed Adventure Wear (For Real)

The 18-piece collection features rainwear, graphic tees, hats, and sun-protective shirts and hoodies.

03/03/2020 By Kyle Sosa

Pop Culture

Katy Perry Survived a Sunriver Gas Leak

From "Wide Awake" to fast asleep in seconds flat

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed