recommended 2046
See short for In the Mood for Love. Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.

7th Planet Picture Show
Local blogger/KJ Will Radik hosts a film screening during which he and others heckle the shit out of crappy movies, Mystery Science Theater 3000-style. Mt. Tabor Theater.

recommended The Bridge on the River Kwai
"Do not speak to me of rules. This is war! This is not a game of cricket!" Bagdad Theater.

recommended Carrie
"They're all gonna laugh at you!" Laurelhurst Theater.

Come Together Home
Ivy Lin's documentary about Lone Fir Cemetery, which you can watch while actually sitting in Lone Fir Cemetery. Preceded by a heritage tree dedication, live music, and a tour of the cemetery. Lone Fir Cemetery.

recommended Computer Beach Party
See I'm Going Out, pg. 53. Laurelhurst Theater.

recommended Cropsey
The story of the Willowbrook State School is terrifying enough: Built as an institution for mentally handicapped children, it was exposed for abuses ranging from medical experiments to sexual abuse. The Staten Island facility now sits empty, save for the drifters, former patients, and Satan worshippers rumored to be living in its network of tunnels. Filmmakers Barbara Brancaccio and Joshua Zeman were among the generations who grew up with stories of "Cropsey," supposedly an escaped patient who kidnapped and killed children on the grounds. The tale was typical of those meant to ward off kids and teenagers from such places. The difference—as they found out when the corpse of a missing 12-year-old girl showed up there—was that this story was, at least partially, true. MARJORIE SKINNER Hollywood Theatre.

recommended Days of Being Wild
See short for In the Mood for Love. Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.

recommended Door-to-Door Maniac
Johnny Cash stars as a murderous robber who holds the bank manager's wife hostage in this 1961 thriller (also known as Five Minutes to Live). Screening as part of the Northwest Film Center's Top Down: Rooftop Cinema series. Hotel deLuxe.

recommended The Father of My Children
In this nuanced, patient, and gripping film, writer and directer Mia Hansen-Løve tells the story of a family shocked by financial ruin and changed forever by the personal tragedy that comes as a result. When Grégoire (a brilliant Louis-Do de Lencquesaing) can no longer hide the financial woes of his independent film production company, his seemingly perfect reality begins to unravel. Hansen-Løve's pacing sometimes teeters towards self-indulgence, but her perfectly cast ensemble and engaging script more than make up for these moments of conceit. NOAH "THE INTERN" DUNHAM Living Room Theaters.

recommended Ferris Bueller's Day Off
"In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of the... anyone? Anyone?... the Great Depression, passed the... anyone? Anyone? The tariff bill? The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act? Which, anyone? Raised or lowered?.... Raised tariffs, in an effort to collect more revenue for the federal government. Did it work? Anyone? Anyone know the effects?" Pioneer Courthouse Square.

recommended Filmusik: Gulliver's Travels
The 1939 animated film screens with audio accompaniment—"music, voices, noises and bouncing ball sing-alongs"—from Filmusik and Opera Theater Oregon. Hollywood Theatre.

Hell on Wheels
A documentary about a group of Texas women starting a roller derby league. Clinton Street Theater.

recommended The Hudsucker Proxy
Joel and Ethan Coen's 1994 take on the screwball comedies of the '50s has only improved with age. Tim Robbins and Paul Newman star, Sam Raimi co-writes, and the whole damn thing's about hula hoops. It's great. Kenny & Zuke's SandwichWorks.

recommended In the Mood for Love
Wong Kar-wai is perhaps most famous for In the Mood for Love, held up as a pillar of aesthetic accomplishment. Its moody pacing and gorgeous appearance launched fashion trends and inspired ample fodder for the inspirational benefit of all that came after it, not to mention helping to solidify Hong Kong's international reputation as China's stylish answer to Paris. It's shown here as part of the Northwest Film Center's Asian Trilogies series, sandwiched between Days of Being Wild and 2046, two similarly sensuous homages to urban and feminine beauty. MARJORIE SKINNER Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.

recommended Inception
Above all else, Inception is a sensual experience: By visiting high-stakes dream worlds with a crew of less-than-reputable characters, Christopher Nolan gets to play with time, space, and action in a way few directors can. Inception's surreal, jarring visuals are nothing short of breathtaking; when paired with Nolan's gorgeous, visceral soundscapes, they're riveting to discover and impossible to forget. Inception isn't perfect, but it kicks the ass of everything else that's out this summer—and I can certainly think of worse things to do in the coming weeks than see it a few more times, feeling its visceral rush and hacking through its layers, again and again. ERIK HENRIKSEN Various Theaters.

recommended The Kids Are All Right
Earlier this year, a movie came out that purported to examine contemporary feelings about adoption: The dour Mother and Child was oddly conservative in its insistence that every child needs its biological parents. Now, along comes a film that acts as a timely corrective to Mother and Child's moralizing: Writer/director Lisa Cholodenko's excellent The Kids Are All Right does full justice to the complexity and flexibility of the modern family. This is a film that allows its characters to be complicated, and it's quietly revolutionary in its upending of the conventions of the cinematic family. ALISON HALLETT Century 16 Cedar Hills Crossing, Fox Tower 10.

The Killer Inside Me
See review this issue. Cinema 21.

Ramona and Beezus
See review this issue. Various Theaters.

[Rec] 2
The sequel to [Rec], a Spanish horror movie about a virus and videotapes. Cinema 21.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead
Here's some interesting junk about Shakespeare-meets-fangers flick Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead: Dustin Hoffman's kid Jake stars as a failing theater director hired by vampires to put on an off-Broadway version of Hamlet; the Holy Grail will cure vampirism; Six Feet Under's Jeremy Sisto makes a cute and clueless detective; Sean Lennon does the music; and Ralph Macchio plays a great mob man/squirt gun peddler. The film's got high production values and mild amusement value, but despite Rosencrantz's juicy bits o' meat, the film is anemic and pallid, thinking itself to be more clever than it really is. COURTNEY FERGUSON Hollywood Theatre.

See review this issue. Various Theaters.

recommended The Sorcerer's Apprentice
If there's anything to like about The Sorcerer's Apprentice—and as it turns out, there's quite a lot to like—Nicolas Cage's goofy, winking performance is at the top of the list. His crazed turn in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans cemented what a small but growing group of moviegoers have suspected for some time: that while Cage is a long, long way from his award-winning Leaving Las Vegas days, he's also turned into one of the most fascinating people to watch onscreen. It's not that he's believable, or likeable, or good at conveying emotion, it's that he's so damn crazy you can't wait to see what he does next. In The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Cage plays a wizard, complete with a ridiculous hat, stilted wizard-y lines, and a clumsy, 1,000-year-old backstory, and he pulls it all off with an unhinged grace that hasn't been seen since Gene Wilder. NED LANNAMANN Various Theaters.

Taste of Cherry
Abbas Kiarostami's 1997 drama. Fifth Avenue Cinema.

Total Badass
Bob Ray's documentary about Chad Holt, an ex-felon icon of Austin's subculture. Clinton Street Theater.

Video Gong Show
Film Action Oregon's fun-sounding, four-round competition for local filmmakers that takes place at various bars around the city. More info: The Know.

recommended Winter's Bone
Like Deliverance, Winter's Bone will make urbanites never ever want to venture into the woods. Ever. Fucked-up shit happens out there, you guys. And like The Road—a book and film with which it shares a few similarities—Winter's Bone is bleak, wearying, and haunting. It'll wear you down as you watch it, and after it ends it'll clatter around in your head for days—but it'll do so in all the best ways. ERIK HENRIKSEN Fox Tower 10.