Movie Road Trips

August 1, 2014 0

What’s a movie theater junkie to do, one who’s desperate to see certain, obscure-leaning new releases as soon as possible, with no hope of seeing them locally on the big screen (or otherwise)?

Divorcing Amazon

June 30, 2014 0

I’d like to offer a hearty second to Stephen Colbert’s promotion of Portland’s legendary bookstore Powell’s, which has best website for an independent bookstore I’ve ever seen.

Let’s Meet in a Dream

April 27, 2014 0

I’ve known Shigesato Itoi’s name since about 1995, but didn’t start connecting him to other things I like until just a few years ago.

Cannes Film Festival 2007

July 11, 2007 0

One of the highlights of Cannes for me every year is the opportunity to see the best and newest Asian cinema, but it was late in 2007's festival before I saw any that particularly struck […]

The Original Alamo Drafthouse

April 1, 2007 0

I have three favorite theaters in the world, which I refuse to rank in order of favorites. In no particular order, then, are the Tivoli, which is my home theater, and where I've had nearly […]

The Best Performances of 2006

January 13, 2007 0

Of all the things that won, I have about the least trouble swallowing The Departed as Best Picture, as it was my second choice behind United 93.  

Vibrator on DVD

December 31, 2006 0

Being the elitist that I am, there is sort of a part of me that wants to be greedy and keep this wonderful film a secret, but that is indefensibly unfair to the rest of […]

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