‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’

Lynne Ramsay’s 2011 film We Need to Talk About Kevin is a difficult film to watch and to talk about because it asks viewers...

Jane Campion’s weekend double feature

Prolific director and screenwriter Jane Campion is getting the double feature treatment at the 5th Avenue Cinema this week. On the docket is her...

‘Belladonna of Sadness’

Belladonna of Sadness, directed by Eiichi Yamamoto, is an erotic tale of violence and revenge set in medieval France and told through psychedelic animation....

The timeless tastelessness of Female Trouble

“Who wants to die for art?” Dawn Davenport (Divine) screams before shooting a willful volunteer to death in a packed nightclub theater. She’s just...

Nice girls don’t wear cha-cha heels

If you’re familiar with John Waters’ movies, you’re either a huge fan or are generally baffled by his continued popularity in the underground film...

Feminist cinema debuts at 5th Ave.

In celebration of International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 8, 5th Avenue Cinema is showing two shorter pieces: Left On Pearl and Genesis 3:16....

Find it at 5th Ave.: ‘Precious’

Lee Daniels’ 2009 drama Precious remains a source of controversy in the film community. Positive and negative criticisms of the film tend to form...

‘Boyz N The Hood,’ a classic in New Black Realism

Boyz N The Hood is a 1991 film infused within the American cinema lexicon and has become a film nearly everyone knows of, even...

‘Chameleon Street,’ Fascinating, forgotten and (mostly) factual

Chameleon Street, the only film by writer-director Wendell B. Harris Jr. is, in some ways, a classic American narrative. A young man (Harris) is...

‘La Noire de’ is a short and bitter upheaval of European...

Sometimes you don’t need your film to be two hours long to make an impact. La Noire de is a 50-minute condemnation of mid-century...

‘I Am Cuba,’ a Soviet technical marvel

However you feel about the politics of a pro-Castro drama funded by the Soviets screening on Portland State campus, you owe it to yourself...

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Events September 18-24

Tuesday 9/18 Comedy Feminist Forward Comedy Show Crush 7 p.m. $8 21+ Voted best LGBT bar in Portland for the last four years, Crush hosts a night of feminist comedy.   Food Science...

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Opinion

Intrinsic motivation as a lifestyle

In education and work settings, we are expected to work faster, harder and better when extrinsic factors such as material gains, money, status, increased...