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September Edition: Were we all raised by wolves?
For last month's column of May the Source Be With You, I talked about my anxiety connected to the world being on fire... several weeks before the air had the quality of actually living inside of a camp fire. I was trying to be metaphorical, not to predict the future.



Great Trouble

Bend's Father's Group teams up With BendFilm for a thoughtful evening at the drive-in
A few weeks ago, I wrote about movies that changed the world—and now here we are, coming up on two of them that have the power to do just that. Local nonprofit, The Father's Group, is taking over the pop-up drive-in for a night, showing one of the most powerful documentaries to have come out over the last decade.


Let's Try a Regal!

As soon as possible, our local film reviewer headed to the cinema for an in-person show. Here's why he's not going back anytime soon.
I missed seeing movies at the cinema more than I can say. The massive sound, the huge screens and the brand-new releases were all things I was deeply missing in the age of COVID.


The New Stoner Canon

Movies that melt your face
I'm not sure if this is a hot take, but most stoner movies are terrible. Maybe at the time they came out they're pretty funny or trippy, but they don't tend to age very well.


A Change Will Do Us Good

Movies that shape the world
It was 1902 when "Le Voyage dans la Lune" ("A Trip to the Moon") by Georges Méliès was released, changing cinema and the way humans relate to the world forever. Sure, it's widely considered to be one of the earliest examples of the science fiction genre in film and changed the way narratives were told in movies, but that's still under-valuing what it did in the long run: It changed the world.


May the Source Be With You

August Edition of our roundup of podcasts, streams and more
Well, I initially thought this month's column should just be me repeating, "Everything is fine!" 500 times while everything burns down around me, but I've decided to bottle it all up until I have a nervous breakdown three or four months from now.



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