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Planes, Trains and Musicals

George Heymont | Posted 10.11.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

More than half a century after they were made (and in a style that might seem quite corny), these films demonstrate the changing demographics of those who have embraced new options in mass transit.

Trains: Demarcation, Dalliance, Destiny

Fandor | Posted 07.10.2015 | Entertainment

Symbols of modernity, nostalgia or doom, sometimes a crucible for love, fear or no-good, trains have proliferated in the motion pictures since that first locomotive pulled into La Ciotat station.

Portland Int'l Film Festival Screens Spanish Silent Blancanieves, Man VS. Nature Doc Leviathan

Michael Vazquez | Posted 04.11.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Herewith, notes on the Portland International Film Festival's Grimm (and grimmer) opening-night silent-film Blancanieves, and the edgy, Man VS. Nature doc, Leviathan, plus notes on the recently restored stone-cold classic doc, Cousin Jules.