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Archive for March, 2014

Review: Noah

— by BEV QUESTAD — “Noah” is a remarkable interpretation of The Great Flood and a fitting choice to open during Lent, a time of repentance and ultimate rebirth. It is all about dying and rising. We sleep, we wake. We fail, try again, and rise. Nature abounds in this cycle and it is t[...]

Done in 60 Seconds finalists chosen

The five budding filmmakers in the running to win the Jameson Empire Done in 60 Seconds amateur short film competition have been announced, after battling it out at a Global Final held in London this evening. The five finalists and their entries are: Leigh Lahav from Israel (“Gravity”), Michael [...]

2014 PIFF Results

— by BEV QUESTAD — The 2014 Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) Alaska Airlines Audience Awards have been announced. This year PIFF screened 104 features and 24 shorts from countries around the world. A few were nominees for the 2014 Oscars, but most you’ve never heard of. Do I[...]

Review: Remote Area Medical

— by BEV QUESTAD — Screened at the 2014 Portland International Film Festival, “Remote Area Medical” (RAM) is a Doctors Without Borders kind of international medical/dental/optical service. Volunteers go in for a three-day weekend and serve everyone who shows up. Its inaugural mission[...]

The Flash: First Look at the Costume

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — While they were busy casting — and announcing — actors and actresses to play the girlfriend, mother and police captain for the new CW comic book superhero show “The Flash,” there was one question that was always in the back of the fans mind: What woul[...]

Review: The Autobiography of Karl Krogstad

— by BEV QUESTAD — Reminiscent of Steve Allen’s bizarre comedy of the 1960s, the wacko, surreal Karl Krogstad has created a film about himself. It is a little narcissistic, but so chalked up with images, metaphors and color, that audiences will either hurt from two solid hours of broad[...]

Guardians of the Galaxy: New Poster

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Recently, we were treated to the trailer for the upcoming and highly anticipated movie “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The internet exploded, and everyone had there opinion. We also have a new poster for the film, and there is plenty to be said about it as wel[...]

86th Annual Academy Awards: The Winners

— by ADAM POYNTER — The 86th Annual Academy Awards took place last night at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood and the stars showed up in droves to have the opportunity to win Oscar gold as well as cheer on their co-stars. The awards were hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and overall it was quite a [...]

86th Annual Academy Awards: Predictions

— by ADAM POYNTER — Well, it’s that time of year once again and the 86th Academy Awards are here! It’s time for the biggest awards ceremony and celebration of the past year’s best films, according to Academy voters, and a declaration of the best performances in movies b[...]