Predatory Editing

Predatory Editing

Get to the choppah!
Shane Black is a genius—but you would never know it from watching his reboot of "The Predator."

A Simple Mess

Look! It's another twist
Suburban neo-noir doesn't sound like a legit film genre, but picture how scary some of those perfectly manicured shadows can be.

May the Source Be With You

Improv, movie theater butter and the beauty of Gravity Falls
I know, it's felt like a long time since the last column, but I've spent my time wisely, soaking up every single bit of pop culture I could so I can share with you a few of my favorite things.


The Conjuring universe gets some bad habits
Why is the idea of a cinematic shared universe so difficult for studios to reproduce?

Gluttons for Cinema

BendFilm announces a stellar 15th fest
As someone who's been involved with BendFilm since its inaugural year, I'm definitely not the person to look to for a completely unbiased look at the festival.

Lost and Found

"Searching" looks for new ways to tell a story
David Kim's 16-year-old daughter Margot is missing.

Streaming Killed the Video Star

A new doc muses over "The Last Blockbuster"
Bend is famous for so many different and random things; not just our majestic lakes, snow-capped mountains or miles of trails, and not even limited to our beer, coffee and...a lot more beer.

Flight of the Butterfly

The new remake of Papillon offers little
We know Hollywood is basically bankrupt when it comes to genuinely original ideas and telling a story that hasn't already proven to turn a profit...even a minor one.

Re-Birth of a Nation

Spike Lee throws down against the Klan
There are few filmmakers with such a mastery of tone, structure and storytelling as Spike Lee.

Miles to Go

Wahlberg is still set on being a true American hero
I think most can agree that Mark Wahlberg is a dick.

May the Source Be With You

Public humiliation, '50s housewives and countless riddlesIn Pod We Trust:Bingeworthy:
Here we are, living though another sweltering hot week while we wait for the sweet release of air conditioning to take us away on its centrally cooled wings.


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