Chance Solem-Pfeifer

Chance Solem-Pfeifer

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Talkin' foolish talk on "Be Reel" via The Playlist. Film columnist for Willamette Week in PDX.

Favorite films

  • Jaws
  • Memories of Murder
  • Lady Bird
  • King of New York

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

  • White Noise

    ★★★½

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

  • Memories of My Father

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  • White Noise

    White Noise

    ★★★½

    "How do you offer your body to a composite of three or more people?"

    Baumbach's greatest strength remains the same as it was in 1995, despite this Godzilla-sized step up in terms of scope, atmosphere, reimagination, and color (credit to Lol Crawley for much of that). It's these moments where the game of syntax—stretched and copied and volleyed endlessly within a family or friend gaggle—reaches some glorious dead end. Always a kick to watch the conversation's winners and losers so decided.

  • Thirteen Lives

    Thirteen Lives

    ★★★½

    An admirable feat of process-driven filmmaking and easily the best thing Ron Howard's directed in a decade. Shoulda opened on 4000 screens.

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  • Boys State

    Boys State

    ★★★★

    That's just too many lanyards.

  • Dick Johnson Is Dead

    Dick Johnson Is Dead

    ★★★★

    Can't currently recall a starker example of tears turning to laughter than when Dick's friend plays that fucking horn.