Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)the much-hyped superhero meta-movie with Michael Keaton taking on the role of a disgraced actor post-franchise. There's something not quite right about this one.

Citizenfour, a film about Edward Snowden that also serves as a powerful historical document. A definite must-see.

Eternity: The Moviea musical comedy about a Hall & Oates-like duo in the 1980s, and one of the worst movies I've seen this year.

Nightcrawlera phenomenal performance by Jake Gyllenhaal is almost enough to save this hollow motion picture.

Portland also has short runs of Alain Resnais' 1968 time-travel movie Je t'aime je t'aime and the 1985 cult hit Return to Oz.

Oh, and film related, I also reviewed the book De Niro: A Life by Shawn Levy. It's a great read, with lots of backstage talk and insight on how De Niro's best and worst roles came to be.


* Hangmen Also Diea gripping World War II thriller from master director Fritz Lang.

La dolce vita, Fellini's masterpiece shined up and polished and looking better than ever.

Sundays and Cybelea surprising drama about the relationship between a troubled man and a needy little girl. The 1961 winner of the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

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