Thursday, September 23, 2021

Chase Hutchinson

It’s a Life or Death Mission in Wild Samurai Zombie Western Mashup Prisoners of the Ghostland

The Stranger's sister publication, the Portland Mercury, originally posted this review on their blog, Blogtown. Follow them for Portland updates...if you're into that sorta thing.Sofia Boutella in the action/adventure film, PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND. Photo courtesy of RLJE FilmsA...

The New Anthony Fauci Documentary Features a Celebrated Seattle Activist

Wakefield. Photo by Michael McFadden PhotographyFor Seattleites who've seen the recent documentary about Dr. Anthony Fauci, simply titled Fauci, there's a familiar local face that pops up. Wakefield, who goes by the singular name, is a humble yet no...

An Oral History of How Pig, the Sublime Film Shot and Set in Portland, Found Its Heart

The Stranger's sister publication, the Portland Mercury, originally posted this feature on their blog, Blogtown. Follow them for the latest Portland updates. COURTESY NEONThe making of one of the year’s best films, Pig, is a tale of taking big...

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Sees Simu Liu and Awkwafina Try and Fail to Reinvent the Marvel Formula

courtesy Marvel studios An action-adventure story with plenty of charm and creativity that is fighting to get out of the confines of the Marvel malaise, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a regrettably lackluster film...

Sasquatch Is Real, At Least to the People in This Washington-Made Bigfoot Movie

He's probably over there. John Green in Hunting Bigfoot A new film shot in Washington state is about all things Bigfoot, though through the unique angle of looking at the people that build their identity around searching for the...

The Green Knight Sees a Dashing Dev Patel Fight a Giant Tree Man. It’s Outstanding.

This review was originally published on our sister site, the Portland Mercury.Dev Patel as a shouting Gawain in The Green Knight. Courtesy A24 A masterful meditation on the hero's journey, The Green Knight gives writer-director David Lowery the reins...

James Gunn's The Suicide Squad Is a Huge Improvement from Its Predecessor, With More on Its Mind

Quite a squad. COURTESY OF WARNER BROS.Before we begin, let us get this out of the way: 2016’s Suicide Squad, at least the version that was released in theaters, was one of the biggest misfires of a movie in...

M. Night Shyamalan Is a Good Filmmaker, Actually, and Old Is His Best Work Since The Sixth Sense

Nikki Amuka-Bird as Patricia and Ken Leung as Jarin in Old. Courtesy of Universal PicturesThe varied career of M. Night Shyamalan has been a complicated yet fascinating one. He is a writer-director who can go from the initial highest...

All Gas No Brakes Has Died, but Seattle's Own Andrew Callaghan Has Been Resurrected

Andrew Callaghan interviews spring breakers in Miami for his first video on his new YouTube channel, Channel 5. Channel 5 with Andrew CallaghanAndrew Callaghan created one of the most eclectic YouTube channels in recent memory, All Gas No...

In Pig, Nicolas Cage Wanders Portland Searching for His Lost Hog. It’s Glorious.

A still from Pig. courtesy neon The most unexpectedly sublime film of the year, Pig, sees Nicolas Cage reaching new heights of both eccentricity and emotional resonance. A deep look at loss and love, the glorious journey gives the...

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