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Adam Driver takes the wheel (sorry!) in “Paterson”

From HBO’s “Girls” to “Star Wars” villainy to an ordinary Joe, a star evolves JANUARY 12, 2017 // FEATURED, FILM // MARC MOHAN Blockbuster movie franchises have a recent history of pilfering performers from the ranks of TV and independent films. Part of the reason is budgetary, of course: why pay Harrison Ford money when …

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With “Silence,” cinema’s high priest, Martin Scorsese, returns to the pulpit

The greatest living filmmaker’s passion project stars Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver as Jesuit priests in 17th century Japan JANUARY 5, 2017 // FEATURED, FILM // MARC MOHAN Cinema is a religion. It’s obvious, and I’m certainly not the first one to say so. Its adherents gather at scheduled times in designated spaces, which can range from the boxy and merely …

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Isabelle Huppert: World’s greatest actor

The French star vaults to the top ranks with recent performances in “Elle” and “Things to Come.” DECEMBER 21, 2016 // FILM // MARC MOHAN May as well just say it: Isabelle Huppert is the best screen actor working in the world today. To support this somewhat bold contention, I present two pieces of compelling …

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FilmWatch Weekly: “Evolution” director Lucile Hadžihalilović, interviewed

This eerie fable about adolescence and isolation returns months after its screening at PIFF DECEMBER 15, 2016 // FEATURED, FILM // MARC MOHAN One of strangest and most memorable films from this year’s Portland International Film Festival makes a belated return to town for a regular engagement this week at Cinema 21. “Evolution,” the second feature from …

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FilmWatch Weekly: Love will find a way

“Loving” and “The Love Witch” aim to inspire and amuse with tales of noble and desperate hearts NOVEMBER 17, 2016 // FILM – OREGON ARTSWATCH // MARC MOHAN Love may not be in the air these days, but it makes its power known in a couple of very different movies opening this week …

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