Chance Solem-Pfeifer is a Portland-based arts and culture writer. He produces and co-hosts the weekly film podcast “Be Reel” and has written about movies, music and TV for Splitsider, Willamette Week, Cut Print Film, Hear Nebraska and more.
Ben Foster: The Strange, Exhilarating Prince of the Sacrificial Lamb Role | 12 Feb 2017 // 9:00 PM
Foster has provided the most valuable service a co-star can to actors like Chris Pine, Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg: He’s made these leading men and their hard jawlines interesting.
'Free Fire' Is Clever and Vigorous -- Just Don't Expect It to Be Smart | 20 Apr 2017 // 3:30 AM
Ben Wheatley's latest is Reservoir Dogs meets Smokin’ Aces minus any and all narrative ambition.
Seeking El Dorado Is Its Own Reward in 'The Lost City of Z' | 14 Apr 2017 // 4:30 AM
Questing for humanity in the uncharted Amazon, James Gray’s new period epic is told at a whisper.