May the Source Be With You | Film | Bend | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon
The Source Weekly’s reporting is made possible by the power of your support. Be a part of it!
Search
Settings
Pin It
Favorite

May the Source Be With You 

February Edition

How is February shaping up for everyone? Have things slowly started feeling like they're getting back to normal? I still mostly work from home, mostly just talk to my cat on a lot of days and still watch a lot of movies and listen to way too many podcasts. Wow. That should be my dating profile. Anyway, I hope life is feeling brighter for most of you and the days are filled with sunshine, socially distanced hugs and laughter. With that said, here are a few things that have been making me feel a little more connected this month.

This is your monthly reminder that "The Leftovers" is the best show you've never seen. - COURTESY OF HBOMAX
  • Courtesy of HBOMax
  • This is your monthly reminder that "The Leftovers" is the best show you've never seen.

In Pod We Trust:

Over the last year, one podcast that has helped me immensely is "Griefcast," hosted by comedian Cariad Lloyd and focused on a different guest each week who talks about the death of a loved one. I know that sounds profoundly depressing, but the podcast is a life-affirming and deeply human look at how we cope with pain. There's so much warmth and compassion in this series that it immediately inspires feelings of kindness and empathy that really come in handy right now.

I've also been a little obsessed with the eight-part BBC production of "The Battersea Poltergeist," an extremely fascinating look at a haunting that might make you a believer. It's deeply unsettling and well performed by the actors recreating the story of the Hitchings family, but then host Danny Robbins also tells the story of his own current investigations into the story. Fans of true crime and those creepy-ass Netflix murder documentaries will have a field day with this.

Now Streaming

I feel like when people talk about the current streaming service wars, most of the conversations center around Netflix, Hulu and Disney +, which is sad because most of you are straight sleeping on HBOMax. It's insane the amount of quality content that's on the site that people are overlooking. You've got the entire back catalogue of HBO shows like "The Leftovers" and "Deadwood," all of Studio Ghibli, all the DC comics cartoons like "Batman: The Animated Series" and a ton of movies from the Criterion Collection.

Last week I did a double feature of Christopher Guest's all-time classic "Waiting for Guffman" and the Coen brothers' debut film "Blood Simple" without ever leaving HBOMax. On top of all the movies, the new season of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" just started up again, the incredibly creepy Spanish series "30 Coins" is about to launch its season finale and "Search Party" was just renewed for another season.

Netflix and Hulu have so much content that it's basically just them throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks. HBOMax feels curated, like they care about the quality of content they stream. Don't get me wrong, there's some trash on there, but I'm starting to feel like HBOMax might be the only streaming service that's indispensable. Who am I kidding? I can't quit you, Netflix.

About The Author

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • California Dreamin'

    California Dreamin'

    Tarantino weaves a wondrous fairy tale
    • Aug 1, 2019
  • Boarding in Jordan

    Boarding in Jordan

    Locally produced documentary, "7 Hills," shows peace at the skatepark
    • Feb 12, 2020
Today | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue
Community Dance Break!....just 10 minutes

Community Dance Break!....just 10 minutes

Wed., Feb. 24, 12:30-12:40 p.m.
Submitting an event is free and easy.

The 2021 Central Oregon Pet Palooza is here!

Newsletter Signup

Get Central Oregon daily news
directly in your inbox

Now Playing

By Film...

By Theater...

Get Social


Latest in Film

  • The Lonesome, Crowded West

    • Feb 24, 2021
    McDormand and Zhao take us to "Nomadland" More »
  • Immigrant Song

    • Feb 10, 2021
    I've said it a thousand times in these pages over the years, but the most important thing that cinema can do for the world is create empathy—not just for different cultures and religions and people, but for ourselves and the struggles we think we're fighting in the dark. More »
  • No Rabbits. No Hates. Just Magic.

    • Feb 3, 2021
    A friend recommended I watch some weird-ass little movie on Hulu called "In and Of Itself" and now I can't think about anything else. More »
  • More »

More by Jared Rasic

Want to advertise with us?

For info on print and digital advertising, >> Click Here

© 2021 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA AVE, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation