Willamette Weekend: 21 Things to Do and See in Portland Feb. 26-28

[GEORGE CLOONEY] From a opening scene, in that Capitol Pictures “fixer” Eddie Mannix (a plain-spoken Josh Brolin) skips out of confession, it’s a discerning 27-hour shitstorm by high play as film star Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) gets abducted. The Coens’ funniest film given The Big Lebowski combines a crazy caper, a comrade plot, ’50s studio politics and a touching story about one man’s job in life into a cohesive, lightsome and quip-heavy comedy. It’s a neat package like usually a Coen brothers can tie up. Read JOHN LOCANTHI’s full examination here. PG-13. Critic’s Grade: B+ Playing at Bagdad, Cedar Hills, Eastport, Clackamas, Living Room Theaters, Oak Grove, Bridgeport, City Center, Division, Evergreen, Lloyd Center, Tigard, St. Johns Cinemas.

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