See review this issue. Various Theaters.

B-Movie Bingo
The Hollywood's series features B-movies, with the audience marking down clichés on a custom-made bingo card. Although maybe they should replace the clichés with eerily prescient predictions, because the movie this time is Demolition Man, which is less funny and cheesy as it is frighteningly accurate. Except for the three seashells thing. Hollywood Theatre.

recommended Bird People
See review this issue. Cinema 21.

recommended The Birds
"I have never known birds of different species to flock together. The very concept is unimaginable. Why, if that happened, we wouldn't stand a chance! How could we possibly hope to fight them?" Academy Theater.

Boo Demon vs. La Cerveza de Muerte
This local parody of 1960s golden-era luchador films is utterly ridiculous. It's the lowliest of low-budget flicks, filled with non-actors, a drawn-out plot, and dubious production values—but it's also charmingly self-aware and frequently laugh-out-loud funny, with biting commentary on gentrified Portland's need to wait in brunch lines. Boo Demon, the barrio's PBR-swilling luchador champion, hopes to keep the fussy craft-beer drinkers at bay with his abundance of macho, so he battles Super Villain's evil scheme to run the poor folks out of the Boise-Eliot neighborhood and bring in more yoga studios. How timely! COURTNEY FERGUSON Luchador.

The Boxtrolls
For their third feature, Laika takes a small step toward the lighter side of children's fare: While there are still slightly grotesque, strangely alluring creatures at the heart of The Boxtrolls, this time they're the heroes, unlike the undead of ParaNorman or the Other Parents of Coraline. While the elaborate set pieces get bigger and bigger as the film moves along (including a dazzling, dizzying dance sequence), the story gets muddled. Laika—for the first time in their short cinematic history—tries to squeeze in a Message, with screenwriters Irena Brignull and Adam Pava straining under the effort. ROBERT HAM Various Theaters.

Bram Stoker's Dracula
Coppola's Keanu-tastic attempt at Dracula. Fifth Avenue Cinema.

recommended The Bride of Frankenstein
See My, What a Busy Week! Hollywood Theatre.

recommended Dracula's Daughter
See My, What a Busy Week! Hollywood Theatre.

The Equalizer
Lots of The Equalizer's action takes place in a Home Depot... which is so awesome. Every action movie should take place in a Home Depot, because there are so many possibilities! And believe me, Denzel Washington makes use of every one of them. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY Various Theaters.

recommended Gone Girl
See review this issue. Various Theaters.

A Good Marriage
Director Peter Askin tries his hand at adapting Stephen King to the big screen, with Joan Allen and Anthony LaPaglia as a married couple with something pretty fucked up in their garage. Clinton Street Theater.

Portland-based director Phiamma Elias' drama, in which a woman fasts in order to bring attention to a homelessness bill. Director in attendance. NW Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.

Left Behind
See review this issue. Various Theaters.

recommended Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema
A selection from a touring program of Polish films bearing Martin Scorsese's name and curatorial stamp hits Portland with some remarkable work little seen by American audiences. This week's highlight is 1959's Hitchcock-esque Night Train (screens Sun Oct 5), a dreamy, noirish, existential thriller set almost entirely aboard the narrow confines of a passenger train. There's a murderer, a mysterious blonde, and gorgeous black-and-white photography. Andrzej Wajda's absorbing political docudrama Man of Iron (1981; Sun Oct 5) examines the Gdask shipyard strikes that helped galvanize the Solidarity trade union movement. And Wojchiech Has' deeply weird The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973; Tues Oct 7) is a surrealist depiction of the writings of Bruno Schulz. In a hospice where patients are kept alive by freezing time itself, a visitor travels backwards and forwards through his memory and subconscious. The film follows dream logic—which is to say, no real logic at all—but there are some astonishing visuals and a gleefully creepy opening section. NED LANNAMANN NW Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.

Match Cut Movie Club
A secret film screening series: Buy your ticket, show up, and be surprised. Past selections have included Mamet's The Spanish Prisoner and Coppola's The Conversation. More at Living Room Theaters.

The Maze Runner
The latest serviceable adaptation of a post-apocalyptic young-adult novel. MARJORIE SKINNER Various Theaters.

Motivational Growth
"After a failed suicide attempt, depressed and reclusive Ian Folivor (Adrian DiGiovanni) begins taking life advice from a fungal growth in his filthy bathroom." Filmmakers in attendance. Clinton Street Theater.

recommended Portland Queer Film Festival
See Film, this issue. Cinema 21.

A documentary about the United States' dependency on petroleum. We learn that the US government spends around $500 billion a year protecting—in the Persian Gulf alone—oil interests that have a yearly value of around $50 billion. We are also told about the famous and successful conspiracy between car, oil, and rubber corporations that brought an end to the golden era of the trolley system in the United States and replaced it with the dark ages of buses and cars. Pump also points out that the consumption of oil plays a role in climate change—however, this point is made only once. What solution does the doc provide to this very bad situation? It's a very American one: keep cars but use cleaner fuels like methanol and ethanol. Tellingly, the documentary makes no mention of public transportation as an alternative to personal transportation. CHARLES MUDEDE Living Room Theaters.

Sex Work Film Series
A series offering "the best films by and about sex workers." This month: Gai Shanxi and Her Sisters. More at Clinton Street Theater.

The Two Faces of January
See review this issue. Living Room Theaters.

Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia
A documentary from Delaney Ruston, MD, about her attempts to bring her schizophrenic father back into her life. Screens as a benefit for mental illness peer-support organization Folktime. Clinton Street Theater.

recommended The Wolf Man
See My, What a Busy Week! Hollywood Theatre.