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Filmmaker Gus Van Sant

Longtime Portland director Gus Van Sant discusses his new film ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot,’ what it’s like when Joaquin Phoenix is obsessing over a character, and that time he almost lost his crew on ‘Drugstore Cowboy.’

‘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.

Mr. Pickles Thrashtacular: A Discussion with the creators of Adult Swim’s Mr. Pickles.

Is Mr. Pickles evil? Sure he talks in ancient evil languages to other ghosts and demons and has a party-lair for the dead  under his doghouse. But he’s so darn lovable.

Five Reviews from Portland International Film Festival 2016

The chirping jingle preceding each screening created its own small tradition at the 39th annual…

A NEW WORLD, LOST EXPECTATIONS: A LOOK AT JURASSIC WORLD

Summer is upon us again, and that means blockbusters. The season for door-busting, explosive epics…

BEAUTY & VIOLENCE: PRACTICAL EFFECTS FOR A NEW ERA

Film is about the representation, or perhaps, misrepresentation of reality. What is reality? How can…