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The Boogeyman is Real

The Boogeyman is Real

Michael Myers comes home in 'Halloween Kills'
My older brother got me into horror movies—not as a thing we could share and enjoy with each other, but as a defense mechanism that helped harden us to the crappy childhood we were sharing together. He needed horror like a fish needs water and would spend most of his paychecks ordering accurate and limited-edition Michael Myers Halloween masks and jumpsuits.

May the Source Be With You

October's edition of podcasts, streaming and more
I have two very important questions for you all: 1) How has this last month been? and 2) Is "Squid Game" the biggest Netflix original series since "Tiger King?"

So Many Movies, So Much Time

BendFilm goes in-person and virtual
Normally, for the issue of the Source Weekly right before BendFilm Festival starts, I make a mock schedule of how to catch all of my personal favorite things playing across the days so you can maximize your time there. This year, however, since the festival is a hybrid of in-person and virtual, this article won't just be a rigid schedule recommendation.

Three in the Spotlight

BendFilm returns stronger than ever
It's amazing to me that another year has passed and we're already on the cusp of BendFilm festival again. For a year of such hardship and difficulty, it went by alarmingly fast.

Cowboy Up

Eastwood cries macho
What does masculinity even mean anymore in 2021? I think the term "be a man" means something much different to our sons than it did to our fathers and grandfathers, who lived in a society much more preoccupied with the appearance of manliness and attempting to desperately fulfill gender constructs than we are in this somewhat more enlightened time.

Insane in the Membrane

"Malignant" will grow on you
I shouldn't recommend this movie to you, but I have to do it. It's too insane not to be a part of your life.

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September Edition
The air is filled with smoke, summer is almost over and there are more people in the local hospital with COVID than ever before, but at least we're not all still arguing about masks anymore. Wait, that's still a thing too?

The Sunken City

"Reminiscence" only reminds us of better movies
Is there a word for when every element of a movie on its own seems like it should work but, when taken as a whole, the elements make for an experience that is hugely underwhelming and crappy? "Craptacular" is too dismissive and "Ridumbculous" doesn't really get the point across, so I'm going to go with "Deprexcellent," something so close to greatness that it's just sad when it doesn't get there...at all.

Little Night Music

"Annette" is a bold and baffling opera
Every once and a great while, a movie comes along that is so deeply weird, so profoundly and bafflingly strange, that your friendly neighborhood film critic is left staring at the closing credits at a total loss with how to proceed. Normally, if I know I'm going to write about a movie, something connected either to the making of the film or the story or performances gives me a launching off point for the review, but after watching Leos Carax's new film, "Annette," I feel overwhelmingly underqualified to talk about it.

Different Visions

"The Green Knight" is a Visual Stunner
If he wanted to, I think filmmaker David Lowery could be the next Steven Spielberg. Not in the style of their films or even the kinds of movies that they make, but in the realm of being an artist whose style becomes synonymous with their work.

Being There

Take a journey across existence in "Nine Days"
Obviously, this has been a bizarre year for movies so far, with some blockbusters going directly to streaming, some doing a hybrid of streaming and theatrical releasing and some just fizzling out right in the theater. Regardless of how they were released, most of the movies to come out this year have been pretty disappointing, with some just not living up to the hype ("Suicide Squad") and some feeling like they just came out too late ("Black Widow").

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  • Re: Insane in the Membrane

    • Suffer indeed.

    • on October 9, 2021
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    • Jared, I now feel much better about sitting and just saying, "Wow" to you after…

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