Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend
WHAT’S NEW ON HULU
Do you believe there are monsters wandering among us? Now is the time to take a closer look at one such “monster” whose existence (or not) has baffled scientists, conspiracy theorists, occultists and forest-venturers for centuries: Big Foot. “Sasquatch,” a three-part investigative series led by journalist David Holthouse (“Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer”), launches Tuesday, April 20, on Hulu and fans of the man (and the monster) are talking. Focusing on the triple homicide that took place on a marijuana farm in California’s Emerald Triangle during the ‘90s, and which was subsequently blamed on Big Foot, Holthouse works hard to uncover the truth behind the myth and what really happened that day on the dope farm property. Executive produced by the Duplass brothers (“Room 104”) and directed by Joshua Rofé (“Lorena,” 2019), this miniseries is a testament to human beliefs and the power of mythology.
“The Place of No Words” (2019)
It’s a very simple question: “Where do we go when we die?” Find out one young boy’s thoughts on the matter when “The Place of No Words” comes to Hulu on Friday, April 23. Played by real-life family Mark Webber (“Flesh and Blood,” 2017), Teresa Palmer (“A Discovery of Witches”) and their son, new actor Bodhi Palmer, in roles named for themselves, the fantasy film tells the story of young Bodhi discovering that his father, Mark, is terminally ill and preparing to die. Not quite understanding the concept of death and full of questions like most 5-year-olds, Bodhi asks his father, “Where do we go when we die?” Mark responds with a question of his own, “Where do you think we go?” And so the tale begins. What follows is a beautiful and esthetically pleasing tale that travels across land, sea, time and dimensions as the father and son meet all sorts of intriguing characters, from fairies to humanoid wood-dwelling creatures. Written and directed by lead actor Webber, “The Place of No Words” also stars Eric Christian Olsen (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Nicole Elizabeth Berger (“All At Once,” 2016), Sarah Wright (“Walk of Shame,” 2014) and Phoebe Tonkin (“Bait,” 2012).