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

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 5–8

Profile, Artists Rep, and CoHo close provocative shows, PIFF kicks off, and Tommy Orange comes to the Schnitz.

03/04/2020 By Conner Reed and Daniel Bromfield

Books

Q&A: Film Director and Novelist John Sayles

Before his February 27 appearance at Powell’s, the writer talks about Dickens, Dickinson, and his favorite Scottish thrillers.

02/26/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Spring Arts: Film

First Cow Gently Wrestles with Oregon’s History

The new film from Kelly Reichardt opens March 6.

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

TV Nostalgia

Happy Twin Peaks Day, Portland!

February 24, 1989, marked the end of Laura Palmer and the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

02/24/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Spotlight

Meet the Stylist Behind the Portland-designed Oscar Dress

Learn how Scarlet Chamberlin creates red carpet moments for Hollywood from PDX.

02/20/2020 By Kyle Sosa

Film

Five Portland Films to Watch This Valentine's Day

Your homegrown best bets for a holiday screening, no matter what V-Day means to you.

02/12/2020 By Conner Reed

FILM

Looking for Portland in Netflix’s To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

Spoiler: It’s not really there. Neither are the charms of the first film.

02/12/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Film

Portland Shines in Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

The Disney+ original, based on books by cartoonist Stephen Pastis, premieres Friday.

02/05/2020 By Daniel Bromfield

Fashion in Film

See Superb 1990s Fashion at the Hollywood Theater This February

The Hollywood is hosting three one-night-only screenings of flicks with iconic nineties looks.

01/30/2020 By Eden Dawn

Screen Time

32 Cinematic Takes on California

Films and shows to better understand the Golden State

01/21/2020 By Margaret Seiler and Portland Monthly Staff

After Arnold

Astoria-Shot Kindergarten Cop Turns 30 This Year

Here’s why that matters.

01/21/2020 By Fiona McCann

Puss in Reboots 

This Instagram-Famous Portland Cat Has Way More Followers Than You

Watch OwlKitty’s cat-eos in 'The Shining,' 'The Mandalorian,' and more.

01/21/2020 By Alli Weseman

Film

What Is This Shot of the Portland Skyline Doing in the New Daniel Radcliffe Trailer?

Guns Akimbo, which looks dumb, is out March 5.

01/16/2020 By Conner Reed

Film

Hollywood Theatre Series Celebrates the Best of Nicolas Cage

... before he won that dumb Oscar.

01/08/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Animation

Laika Just Cleared the Path for Its First Academy Award

The Hillsboro stop-motion studio netted its first-ever Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature last night.

01/06/2020 By Conner Reed

Fashion in Film

Holy Voids and SL Films Debut an Ominous Fashion Short

Red caped groups, a woman tied to a pillar, another stylish spy looks on—see all the looks in this 1-minute fashion short.

12/20/2019 By Eden Dawn

Q&A

John Waters Talks Christmas Traditions and Yuletide Manslaughter

Catching up with the Pope of Trash before A John Waters Christmas: Filthier and Merrier comes to the Aladdin on Friday, December 6

12/02/2019 By Conner Reed

Q&A

For Portland Filmmaker Todd Haynes, Truth Is Richer Than Fiction

Haynes's new film, Dark Waters, opens in Portland on November 26.

11/25/2019 By Conner Reed