EVIL DEAD 2 Dead by dawn.

recommended Beasts of No Nation
See review this issue. Living Room Theaters.

recommended Bridge of Spies
See review this issue. Various Theaters.

recommended Christine
It was the '80s. There was a lot of cocaine around. It's why Stephen King thought he could write a book about a possessed Plymouth and why John Carpenter thought he could make a movie out of that book. That both the book and the movie ended up being really good can only mean one thing: Cocaine is magic. BOBBY ROBERTS Fifth Avenue Cinema.

recommended Crimson Peak
See review this issue. Various Theaters.

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon
See review this issue. Hollywood Theatre.

recommended Evil Dead 2
Rejoice, Deadites and Kandarian Demon enthusiasts! It's time to watch the greatest and funniest horror sequel of all time—1987's Evil Dead 2. It's a gore-soaked, maniacal package of fantastic featuring Bruce Campbell and his chin, more quoteables than The Big Lebowski, Sam Raimi's 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88, the scariest noises ever committed to film, and buckets of ooey-gooey blood. COURTNEY FERGUSON Hollywood Theatre.

Freeheld
I was set to love Freeheld, Peter Sollett's adaptation of the Oscar-winning documentary about New Jersey cop Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore), and her fight in the face of terminal illness and bigoted policies towards gay couples to have her pension go to her partner, Stacie Andree (Ellen Page), upon her death. A story about justice, with Julianne Moore and Ellen Page? How do you fuck that up? Oh, I guess by casting Steve Carell as a caricature of a gay man (WHY), but also half-Michael Scott (DOUBLE WHY), making his appearance in what's a mostly serious movie both jarring and offensive! MEGAN BURBANK Cinema 21.

Friday Film Club
The NW Film Center's series, featuring films chosen to coincide with exhibits at the Portland Art Museum. This time: Wong Kar-Wai's great In the Mood for Love, followed by a post-film conversation led by a museum docent. NW Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.

Goosebumps
See review this issue. Various Theaters.

Grind This!
A two-week series showcasing seven remastered exploitation flicks of the '80s: Lamberto Bava's Demons and Demons 2, Frank Henenlotter's Brain Damage and Frankenhooker, plus Prom Night, Street Trash, and 1985's impeccably titled Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except, which features a story by Bruce Campbell and a rare acting turn from a young Sam Raimi (as, natch, "Cult Leader"). More at laurelhursttheater.com. Laurelhurst Theater.

Holla
A documentary about Portland's Holla Foundation, "founded by Pastor Eric Knox to mentor kids of color in predominantly white and white-taught schools." Hollywood Theatre.

Home Movie Day
Do you have 8mm, Super 8, or 16mm home movies you want to show everybody? Or are you a voyeuristic creep who wants to watch other people's 8mm, Super 8, or 16mm home movies? Today's your day. More info: homemovieday.com. Hollywood Theatre.

Memory & Observation
Cinema Project and the NW Film Center present Pam Minty's Direct Route, about a blind woman discussing the loss of her sight, as well as screenings of other shorts chosen by Minty to approach the concept of memory and film's ability to visualize the act of remembering. Director in attendance. NW Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.

Nintendo Quest
A documentary investigating the passion of classic gaming collectors. Presented by the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, with the director Robert McCallum in attendance. Hollywood Theatre.

(Re)Discoveries: New Restorations, New Prints
A series of newly restored films. This week's selection: 1945's The Bells of St. Mary's and a 35mm print of 1944's Gaslight. NW Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.

Repressed Cinema
A monthly series "showing vintage and contemporary films that are obscure, neglected, and from the fringe." This month: A program especially for the gearheads and car crazies, with a series of 16mm car-related short subjects spanning decades, from the private collection of Ian Sundahl. Hollywood Theatre.

recommended Rosemary's Baby
Roman Polanski's 1968 maternal-jitters flick is simultaneously one of the scariest horror movies ever made and one of the funniest black comedies of all time. Mia Farrow plays an expectant mother who fears a clan of Satanists has an eye on her unborn child. Is she hormonal? Paranoid? OR IS SHE RIGHT? Rosemary's Baby is wonderfully creepy (and pretty hilarious), proving that despite his real-life creep factor, Polanski knows what the fuck he's doing behind the camera. NED LANNAMANN Academy Theater.

Space Patrol, Space Patrol, Space Patrol
Film archivist Dennis Nyback screens three episodes of the '50s-era television show on 16mm. Hollywood Theatre.

recommended Steve Jobs
See review this issue. Fox Tower 10.

Voices in Action: Human Rights on Film
The NW Film Center's human rights film series. This week: Something Better to Come and Dreamcatcher. (No, not the Stephen King Dreamcatcher. A different Dreamcatcher. One without shit-weasels.) SUZETTE SMITH NW Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.

Voyagers Without Trace
In the late 1930s, three French adventurers made history by kayaking down the Green and Colorado Rivers. For Voyagers Without Trace, NW Documentary's Ian McCluskey set out to recreate this experience in modern times and discover what happened to the explorers. Voyagers touches on some interesting ideas and artifacts (the archival footage of the French trio is gorgeous—they filmed their journey with the most advanced color film of the time), but it lacks some focus; I wish the film teased out these glimmering ideas to get at the broader truth and cultural significance of these explorers. Nevertheless, the goodhearted, adventuring spirit of this film sticks with you. The premiere at OMSI will also boast live music, exhibits, and French-ish snacks. More at nwdocumentary.org. JENNA LECHNER OMSI Empirical Theater


recommended MEANS WE RECOMMEND IT. Theater locations are accurate Friday, October 16-Thursday, October 22, unless otherwise noted. Movie times are updated daily and are available here.