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A Redmond Cinema Destination

Odem Theater Pub continues to dazzle
I take Redmond for granted. I love how the city has grown and changed since I moved to Central Oregon in 1999, but I still never explore the town as often as I should—which is a shame, since Redmond has one of my favorite breakfast places in Central Oregon (One Street Down Cafe) and now one of my favorite places to catch a movie.

A Conversation with Christine Vachon

The producer behind "Boys Don't Cry" and "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" will earn the Indie Woman of the Year award at this year's BendFilm
Legendary director Christine Vachon shares her personal insight on filmmaking and the creative process.

BendFilm Festival: An Itinerary

Ski bums, preachers and beekeepers, oh my
Here are the films you certainly don't want to miss at the annual Bend Film Festival.

NXNW

From ski legends to legendary producers, there's lots to love at the 16th annual BendFilm Festival
BendFilm is back and celebrating its 16th year as a destination film festival for the Pacific Northwest, once again shepherded by executive director Todd Looby, festival programmer Erik Jambor and a small army of volunteers. In keeping with tradition, this year's fest has seen another 72-hour Filmmaker Scramble and Future Filmmaker events, while also having an expertly curated and balanced group of films to watch.

Braddy Issues

Neptune is the Pitts in "Ad Astra"
James Gray is the most underrated director in Hollywood and, in a just world, "Ad Astra" should make him huge. From the cinematography to the score to the special effects, "Ad Astra" is a jaw-droppingly gorgeous film.

Red Schlocks

Enjoying the dumpster fire at Redbox
I love bad movies—ones that are so bad it makes you want to re-examine your life choices and call someone who loves you; movies so incompetent that it's hard not to have a smile on your face for the entire running time as you imagine the director deciding to take up a new career in reflexology or needlepoint...anything but filmmaking. Don't get me wrong: brilliant, transgressive and game-changing movies are where it's at, but sometimes sweet hot trash can soothe the soul.

IT Kinda Sucks

Evil clowns should be scarier than this
Don't get me wrong; most filmmakers balance along the knife's edge of borrowing and stealing. Stealing from the best has resulted in some of the most inspired movies ever made.

May the Source Be with You

September Edition
Good news, everyone! It's my birthday month!

On the Ropes

"The Peanut Butter Falcon" wants us to love each other
Sometimes a movie makes you feel so good and so attuned to the human race that it's easy to overlook the flaws. It seems like we're more divided now than ever, and even things that everyone used to agree on are able to court some level of controversy.

Run, Rabbit

"Ready or Not" hides from the bigger ideas
Every once in a while, a premise comes along that's so simple and elegant that it's astounding it hasn't been done before. While there are definitely aspects of "Ready or Not" we've seen before, the film is executed with such gusto that it's hard to really be mad at it over the dumb stuff.

They All Float

"47 Meters Down: Uncaged" is shark schlock
Shark movies are, at heart, monster movies. Yes, sharks exist in the world and are much different than say, some weird and creepy creature designed by a filmmaking team, but their goal is the same regardless: killing teenagers.

Archives


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The Endless Chain

The Endless Chain - Tin Pan Theater

Fri., Oct. 18, 8-10 p.m.
Stories of Our Watersheds

Stories of Our Watersheds - McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Tue., Oct. 22, 7-10 p.m.
Kundalini Spine Strengthening & Soundbath

Kundalini Spine Strengthening & Soundbath - Hawthorn Healing Arts Center

Thu., Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Thu., Oct. 31, 7 p.m., Thu., Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m., Thu., Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m. and Thu., Nov. 21, 5:30 p.m.
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