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Review: Up

Nobody these days tells stories as cinematically as do the people at Pixar. At least for the first half-hour of their films.
Raising the art to a higher level
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 29, 2009

Interview: Pete Docter

Pete Docter was only the third animator to come aboard Pixar when he joined up in 1990, and he's had a lasting effect at the computer-animation powerhouse.
3-D or not 3-D? That is the first question . . .
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 22, 2009

The Visitor

Writer/director Tom McCarthy, expanding on the theme of unexpected friendships that propelled 2003’s The Station Agent , is a subtle artist, and that trait extends to Jenkins.
Unforgettable direction
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 16, 2008

Visitation rights

“In terms of the general public, most people I know have never seen the inside of a detention center."
Hidden in plain sight
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 16, 2008

Reading is fundamental

Some of the books I enjoyed most this year were written for an audience more than 10 years my junior.
Last-minute items to toss under the tree and more
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 12, 2007

The Great New Wonderful

This film from Danny Leiner is set in Manhattan around September 11, 2002, and though its disparate cast of characters don’t overtly acknowledge the catastrophe of a year before, they don’t seem unaffected, either. Watch the trailer for The Great New
Subtle, witty confection from the director of Harold and Kumar Go to Whitecastle
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 23, 2006