A Star is Reborn

A Star is Reborn

Gaga and Cooper make beautiful music together
It's that feeling.




Venom bites off more than it can chew
I'll sometimes bend over backward to justify why a bad movie is entertaining and worth a viewing.


A Schedule to Die For

A film geek's guide to BendFilm
It doesn't matter how well you plan your schedule at a film festival, because there's always something interesting you're going to miss. Any good fest will have a program so pregnant with choices that even if you plan everything down to the second, there's just no way to see it all, even if you skip eating and proper hygiene.


Tonight! The First Oregon-only Backcountry Snowboarding Film

Tower Theatre hosts "Low Pressure," featuring stellar local athletes
It's no secret that Central Oregon has more than its fair share of stellar athletes in many sporting categories—including a host of awesome snowboarders who live for nothing more than a steady diet of fresh powder in the backcountry. Some of those athletes will be on display in the new all-Oregon backcountry snowboard film—the first of its kind—which debuts tonight at the Tower Theatre.


Oregon-grown Filmmakers

A slew of local movies premiere at BendFilm
The irony about making movies in 2018 is that editing equipment, cameras and lighting gear are a lot easier to come by, creating the incorrect assumption that the art of filmmaking is simpler than ever.


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.



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