bestnom1000x50

metaphor

Latest Articles

ShortTake_SeekingAFriend

Review: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Nearly 15 years after Don McKellar ended it all in Last Night (1998), the world endures, and so does the question: how will doomsday affect one's love life?
Doomsday scenarios
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 22, 2012
Review:ChernobylDiaries

Review: Chernobyl Diaries

More akin to a meander through a haunted house than a fulfilling feature film, the latest work from Paranormal Activity auteur Oren Peli (he produces, Bradley Parker directs) relies on his tried-and-true formula of favoring atmospheric terror over vis
Tried and true formula
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  June 01, 2012
ShortTakes:The Hunter

Review: The Hunter

Apparently extinct since the 1930s, the Tasmanian Tiger resembled an uncanny assortment of mismatched parts from other animals. Daniel Nettheim's film is equally weird and motley.
Weird and motley
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2012

Ranked-choice voting + beer

Perhaps the following example illustrates what's wrong with plurality voting in terms Al Diamon can understand (see " Got What It Takes ," June 10).
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editor, June 17, 2011
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 17, 2011
Hanna-official-movie_list

Review: Hanna

For some reason, teenage and pre-teen girls have become the new action hero.
Relentless tween assassin
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 08, 2011
C4_Cycle_hi-res_list

Cinematic excess

Eight years after its completion, The Cremaster Cycle , Matthew Barney's interminable multi-media opus, continues to befuddle and intrigue audiences.
Matthew Barney's seven-hour Cremaster Cycle descends in the Portland Museum of Art
By ANNIE LARMON  |  November 12, 2010