Chance Solem-Pfeifer

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‘Eighth Grade’ | Film Review

Cringeworthy in all the right junior-high ways, “Eighth Grade” opens July 26 at Regal Fox Tower.

‘Leave No Trace’ Filmmaker Debra Granik

“Winter’s Bone” director Debra Granik discusses her understated new survival film “Leave No Trace,” filmed partially in Forest Park.

‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ | Film Review

The new documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” cements the sainthood of Fred Rogers and the value of empathy as a life’s work. It opens Friday at Cinema 21.

‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ | Film Review

“How To Talk To Girls At Parties” is winning, expressive and contains at least one transcendent moment of glam-punk musical theater. But does it have the legs to be a cult hit? Based on a Neil Gaiman short story, John Cameron MItchell’s new film opens Friday, June 1 at Cinema 21.

‘First Reformed’ | Film Review

As a priest reckoning with the world’s destruction, Ethan Hawke delivers a career-best performance in Paul Schrader’s powerful return to form. “First Reformed” opens Thursday, May 31 at Regal Fox Tower.

Show Review: Anaïs Mitchell at Doug Fir

Modern folk luminary Anaïs Mitchell gave a packed Doug Fir crowd something to cling to each other about on Thursday night.

Show Preview: Jens Lekman at Revolution Hall

Swedish songsmith Jens Lekman tours his first album in a half-decade — the eclectic and sensual “Life Will See You Now” — to Portland’s Revolutionary Hall this Friday.

Hamilton Leithauser

Touring a new album that’s draped in longing and his distinct, daring vocals, Hamilton Leithauser comes to Portland’s Star Theater on Jan. 20.

Show Review: Okkervil River at Wonder Ballroom

Okkervil River floated into Wonder Ballroom on Friday night, born anew around frontman Will Sheff and the new album “Away.”

Show Preview: The Kickback at Mississippi Studios

Before Chicago’s The Kickback plays Mississippi Studios on Wednesday, we talked with frontman Billy Yost about the band’s Jim Eno-produced debut, what it’s like to have a sibling leave the band, and what on earth an airline does with an exclusive version of one of your songs.