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Making the Moments Count

Making the Moments Count

The Source Weekly's film buff plots an entire BendFilm Festival schedule so you don't have to
Between working for BendFilm, Tin Pan Theater and the Source Weekly, I haven't been able to go to the BendFilm Festival just as a spectator in several years. I'm either working at one of the venues, writing about the movies or, if I'm really lucky, interviewing the filmmakers as they roll through Bend.



The Empathy Machine

BendFilm Festival returns for its 19th year
This makes me feel incredibly old, but I've seen at least one movie at every BendFilm Festival since its inception 19 years ago. Having watched the fest go from folding chairs in Midtown Ballroom at midnight (checking out Ti West's first feature, "The Roost") to interviewing indie legends like John Sayles and Debra Granik, BendFilm's evolution has only been a positive one.


It's Viola Davis' World

The Woman King entertains, as long as historical accuracy isn't expected
I know this is incredibly obvious, but most movies are full of crap. If it's not a documentary, it's definitely full of crap, and if it says, "Based on a true story," it's usually just as full of crap as the rest.


Here We Come, Sweater Weather

In honor of the Fall Style issue, the Source Weekly takes a look at the fall slate for pop culture
I'm shocked that summer is almost over since it feels like I just started complaining about being ready for summer to be over. I thought I had months of freestyle whining left.


May the Source Be With You

September Edition: Dungeons, Dragons and Middle Earths
So many nerdy things are happening in the realm of TV and podcasts that, dare I say, it's an exciting time to be alive for dorks like me. I've already expressed my love of comics and superhero movies plenty of times across these pages, but now my lifelong obsession with fantasy is finally paying off. Whether it's new stuff in the "Game of Thrones" world, new stories set in Tolkien's Middle Earth or a 25-year-in-the-making adaptation of Neil Gaiman's masterpiece, "Sandman," — the stuff I got beat up for liking in middle school is now cooler than ever.


An Existential Fairy Tale

Magic remains in "Three Thousand Years of Longing"
Here's the thing about movies: they don't have to be perfect. Very few of them are.


Lost in the Stream

Some barely noticed movies you might have missed
Most studios nowadays have a deal set up with a streaming service to launch their new releases either the day and date of the theatrical release or within a month of opening night. This simultaneously allows the studios to get more of a return on their investment if it doesn't do well theatrically, while also allowing word of mouth to spread from the massive number of people who aren't going to see movies in theaters.



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