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Stretching out the film reel, we showcase everything from the most beautiful, independent short films to the most inspiring, top end feature films and stop motion animations. We dig and dive for the hottest upcoming film talents, the tastiest cinematography and the most bizarre story lines.

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Indonesia’s elderly death squad members play themselves in documentary

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Tuesday 12 November 2013

Joshua Oppenheimer’s latest documentary, The Act of Killing, shows just what happened in Indonesia during 1965 as ‘small-time gangsters who sold movie theatre tickets on the black market’ became death squad leaders, helping to kill more than 1 million people in less than a year. Today, these death squad leaders have become role models for […]

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Michel Gondry doodles an entire film from Chomsky’s conversations with him

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Film on Monday 11 November 2013

Ooh, the inimitable Michel Gondry. The French filmmaker’s The Man Who Is Tall Heavy?, a documentary on linguist and political commentator Noam Chomsky, will be out in US theaters on Nov 22. The trailer shows Gondry animating his conversations with Chomsky in his characteristically DIY offbeat style. Already looks unmissable.

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Jan Svankmejer’s surrealistic vision of Alice in Wonderland

Kate McCarthy Reader Find

By Kate McCarthy in New Film on Friday 8 November 2013

Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland always was a bit creepy, but Jan Svankmeyer takes it to sublime Victorian pop up book and Punch and Judy beautiful creepy. With Faust (1995), it seems as if Svankmejer’s editorial assistant on the production might actually have been Satan.

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A Way We Go: Isenseven’s epic new snowboard film

Sarah Eisenlohr Reader Find

By Sarah Eisenlohr in New Film on Tuesday 5 November 2013

Isenseven has made some of my favorite snowboard films. They keep getting better each year. So I’m stoked to see that their newest production, A Way We Go, seems the best yet. The German company creates their films with an artistic quality and beautifully shot cinematography. And they’ve brought together some super talented snowboarders. This […]

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May the bloopers be with you: Original Star Wars gag reel uncovered

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Thursday 31 October 2013

We’ve all watched the Star Wars movies over the years so it’s bound to give us goose bumps when it’s announce that a never-before-seen bloopers reel is out on the world wide web. Take a look at this two-and-a-half-minute montage of bloopers unearthed by Lucasfilm editor and author J.W. Rinzler. It was discovered while Rinzler […]

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Ghost Burger: a claymation horror film

Jake Sheridan Contributor

By Jake Sheridan in New Film, Video on Friday 25 October 2013

Ghost Burger. There’s two words you didn’t think would be used in the same sentence. Ghost Burger is a 20 minute claymation horror film by writer/director Lee Hardcastle. But this is not Wallace and Gromit, this is a gore tour de force. A plasticine splatter scene. A nightmare in stop motion. Being clay, there’s something […]

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Ballpit: an experimental animated film by Kyle Mowat

Andy Martin Reader Find

By Andy Martin in New Film on Tuesday 22 October 2013

Some animations really hit you from left field, Ballpit is one of those. This experimental film was made by Kyle Mowat as his thesis while studying animation at Sheridan Collage. It’s unlike any other animation short I’ve seen and is being shown at various animation festivals, picking up awards as it goes along.

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Wadjda: the first full-length film to be shot in Saudi Arabia

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Monday 21 October 2013

Saudi Arabia’s very first full-length film is at a cinema near you and it’s directed by Haifaa al-Mansour, one of Saudi Arabia’s best known (and most controversial) female filmmakers. The premise is deep: it ‘tells the story of a defiant 10-year-old pushing back against the social expectations that define her life as a young Saudi […]

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Short film explains why shoes dangle from electric wires

Gem Contributor

By Gem in New Film on Monday 21 October 2013

Have you ever seen shoes dangling from electric wire where you live? They’re a common phenomenon in many parts of the world. This interesting 14 minute documentary aims to get to the heart of this perplexing matter.

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Documentary looks at Puerto Rico’s growing drug problem

Alexander Hotz Reader Find

By Alexander Hotz in New Film on Friday 18 October 2013

Earlier this summer Kris Rios and I published a documentary on the websites of the Guardian and Univision about the public health crisis gripping Puerto Rico. The converging issues of heroin addiction and HIV have overwhelmed the local government’s resources Non-profits groups try to fill the void, but the problem persists. In our film, we […]

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Levi’s present A Journey To The Modern Frontier

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Film on Wednesday 9 October 2013

We’re buzzed about the Modern Frontier documentary which examines the creative processes of three of our favourite contemporary creatives who are making their mark – groundbreaking electronic musician Koreless, Mercury-prize nominated writer Ghostpoet and audio-visual artist/director Alex Turvey – and follows them as they undertake a fascinating collaborative mission to produce a piece that is unlike anything they’ve done before.

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New film explores UK’s Northern Soul scene

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By Francis Andrews in New Film on Tuesday 1 October 2013

I just got done watching this poignant and beautifully made documentary about the UK’s 1970s Northern Soul scene – how all nighters at Wigan’s soul clubs bridged a divide between white working class Britain and black America, and became a central focus of life for thousands of disaffected British youths. The programme, presented by journalist […]

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Long Live Film: A documentary about film photography

Erin Emocling Contributor

By Erin Emocling in New Film on Friday 20 September 2013

Film photography advocates and enthusiasts will always find a way to prove that film is not dead. Here’s one of those proofs: a documentary about the subculture that is film photography. Made by the folks from Indie Film Lab, Long Live Film investigates the reasons why film photographers across the United States still prefer emulsion over […]

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Slow motion hip hop flying battle between kittens and puppies

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Film on Friday 20 September 2013

Millions of years from now, future humans will uncover this video and discover a few things about their ancestors. Some of these would be: 1. We worshipped cats much like the way we believe the ancient Egyptians worshipped cats; 2. We equally worship dogs. Because fluffy balls of fur and unconditional love; 3. We gathered […]

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Norwegian variety show duo ask: ‘what does the fox say?’

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Film on Wednesday 18 September 2013

Ylvis is a variety show duo from Norway and is composed of brothers Bard and Vegard Ylvisaker. Together in their new music video entitled The Fox, they ask the question we’ve all encountered in our lives: what does the fox say? Obviously, the cow goes moo, the dog goes woof, the cat goes meow, and […]

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