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  • Song Without a Name

    Song Without a Name


    In the early ’80s, child abductions were a terrifyingly common practice in South America, including infant babies being snatched away from their young, often impoverished mothers and sold off for adoption. In Peru, it was private enterprise taking advantage of the upheaval of a period when far-left militant groups like the Shining Path pushed—often violently—against an authoritarian government. It’s into this time that Melina León returns for her debut feature Song Without A Name. The focus of the film is…

  • The Wolves

    The Wolves


    Comparisons to The Florida Project are inevitable with Los Lobos—both films portray a single mother barely scraping by on the margins of a large city, and both use a Disney theme park as a symbol of prosperity and hope for their young children. Beyond that, the similarities vanish. Samuel Kishi, working from a screenplay he co-wrote with Luis Briones and Sofia Gómez-Córdova, has a story to tell about the immigrant experience, as viewed through the doe eyes of a pair…

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  • Antichrist



    The feel good hit of the summer from the new name in screwball comedy.

  • The Central Park Five

    The Central Park Five


    [My Willamette Week review]

    Ken Burns has spent over 20 years documenting American history in bite-size chunks, homing in on one subject after another with keen alacrity. In all that time, though, Burns has touched on issues such as racism and poverty only at a decades-long remove. So to see the 59-year-old filmmaker's name associated with a documentary recounting one of the most horrendous miscarriages of justice in recent memory is frankly a little shocking. To Burns' credit, he rises…