Essays

Chernobyl Episode 1

On the Particular Devastation of the ‘Chernobyl’ Premiere

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For our Episodes column, we re-examine “1:23:45”, the bleak, fantastic first installment of HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ miniseries.

Bo Burnham Inside Purple

‘Bo Burnham: Inside’ Redefines the Internet Age

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At a time when everyone is doing it, Bo Burnham gets internet critique right.

Hollywood Theatre

Back to the Movies: Celebrating Portland’s Historic Hollywood Theatre

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The Hollywood Theatre first opened its doors in 1926. Nearly one hundred years later, it has navigated its fair share of hard times to become a beloved staple in the Portland arts scene.

The Strangers shot horror movie

Back to the Movies: An Ode to Watching Horror on the Big Screen

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Nothing can replace the power of seeing fear on the big screen.

Anticipated Mission Impossible

Back to the Movies: ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Will Remind Us Why We Need Movie Theaters

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With movie theaters making a comeback, ‘Mission: Impossible’ reminds us why going to the cinema should not be considered a dying art.

Watching Tv at home

Back to the Movies: Theaters Might Be Opening But I’m Staying Home

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While some cinephiles are heading back to the in-person cinema experience, there are a few who are content staying home.

Sunset Lawrence Of Arabia

Back to the Movies: Projected on Film

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With the imminent return of movie theaters, it’s more important than ever to keep the practice of watching movies projected on film alive.

The Tree Of Life

‘The Tree of Life’ Teaches Us How to Live

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In his meditation on life and death, Terrence Malick explores the intersection of science and faith.

What About Bob

‘What About Bob?’ is a Comedic Critique of the Mental Health Care System

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Thirty years later, this Bill Murray comedy is as relevant as ever.