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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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James Cooper creates an ad for the Coolest Block in America

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By Lost At E Minor in New Film on Thursday 20 June 2013

Director James Cooper recently visited Venice Beach’s Abbot Kinney Blvd. Taken with the boulevard, he started shooting. On the flight back to New York, he decided to cut something together from the rushes. But what? Digging around the web he found that GQ Magazine had named Abbot Kinney Blvd the Coolest Block in America. So […]

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Marfa Girl: a new film by Larry Clarke

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By James Cooper in New Film on Tuesday 18 June 2013

I was hanging out in Saturdays Surf NYC recently reading an article in their mag about filmmaker Larry Clarke’s new Marfa Girl feature, which won Best Film at the seventh Rome Film Festival. You’ll notice while watching the trailer an awesome on-screen chemistry between leads Adam Mediano and Drake Burnette. Clarke has an interesting shooting […]

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Short film by Jakob Daschek starring Norman Reedus (from Walking Dead)

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By James Cooper in New Film on Thursday 13 June 2013

This is a magically crafted, black and white new short from director Jakob Daschek through Syrup Films/Saints New York. You might recognise the lead from the huge hit series The Walking Dead. Cut together utilising super slo-mo, I’m sure you’ll agree it is a stunning and moving piece.

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Lucky Story: a new short film by Anaïs La Rocca

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By James Cooper in New Film on Thursday 13 June 2013

I caught this new short by Art Director Anaïs La Rocca at the School of Visual Arts NYC last Friday night. A wonderful, charming, beautiful film, I expect we’ll be seeing much more from La Rocca who may drop the ‘Art’ in her title and perhaps settle for just simply ‘Director’? Here’s hoping, anyhow.

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Williston: a film about the real North Dakota oil boom

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By Colin Archdeacon in New Film on Thursday 13 June 2013

Oil: it runs your car, it makes men rich, and it starts wars. But sometimes the effect it has on small communities is the most provocative. After reading a bevy of contradictory media coverage of the current oil boom in North Dakota, my friend Skyler Swezy and I decided to head out to the prairie […]

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Help Spencer Dale’s remarkable story come to light

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Film on Tuesday 11 June 2013

When Australian Spencer Dale was 26 he travelled to Cambodia’s Phnom Penh, narrowly escaping capture by the communist Khmer Rouge fighters. After being rescued by General Norodom Chantaraingsey, the two shared an amazing friendship over the five following years which saw Dale fight in one of the bloodiest civil wars of modern times. Fourty two […]

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Alphabets Heaven: a new animation by Renata Gąsiorowska

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By Heidi Romano in New Film on Wednesday 5 June 2013

I really like this strange but captivating fantasy animation, Alphabets Heaven – Birthday, by Polish animator Renata Gąsiorowska. Her whimsical sketches transform this animation into a delightful video, all to the quirky tunes of Alphabet Heaven.

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Strandbeest: a mesmerising video by Theo Jansen

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By Heidi Romano in New Film on Wednesday 5 June 2013

The first time I saw Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest I was mesmerised. He created five animals that simply walk with the energy of where the wind will blow them. In his own words: ‘Since 1990, I have been occupied creating new forms of life. Not pollen or seeds but plastic yellow tubes are used as the […]

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Grumpy Cat in talks to star in movie about Grumpy Cat

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By Low Lai Chow in New Film on Wednesday 5 June 2013

Hollywood production company Broken Road’s Todd Garner and Sean Robins, and Grumpy Cat’s manager Ben Lashes and representative Al Hassas are now in talks to make a feature film that revolves around the half-scowling, half-scornful cat. ‘This started off as a picture of a cat, but rare is an image that evokes that much comedy… […]

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Holy Motors: A movie about movies

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By Mkaio in New Film on Monday 3 June 2013

A movie about movies is not new. But Holy Motors is not Day For Night or The Last Picture Show. It is not a narrative melodrama highlighting the process of production or the struggles of the stars. It is not about the movie within a movie. It is about cinema. It is about role playing. It is about […]

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Never Seen Burnham: a short film by Richard Broomhall

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By Lost At E Minor in New Film on Monday 27 May 2013

While the majority of the British public are lamenting the loss of Summer from the seasonal calendar, Anthony Garratt is experiencing a proliferation of painting subject matter. ‘In a world where we are seemingly obsessed with ownership and control, it is humbling and important that we are reminded to respect the weather, sea, hills and […]

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Terrifying sea creatures from Indonesia’s Lembeh Strait

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By Low Lai Chow in New Film on Saturday 25 May 2013

Shark Bay Films shot this fascinating five-minute vid featuring some strange, strange, strange real-life sea beasts from Indonesia’s Lembeh Strait you don’t ever want to mess with. The hideous-looking brainless and blind worm that drags fish underground is the stuff of nightmares, and I can see how Aphex Twin’s Richard D James, whose face has […]

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New Music City: a short film about Nashville’s music scene

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By Francis Andrews in New Film on Friday 24 May 2013

London-based director Ben Strebel, the man behind this award-winning music video, recently dug deep into the Nashville scene and came up with this beautifully shot, insightful film short about one of America’s musical heartlands.

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The Man Who Lived On His Bike

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By Dawn Schuck in New Film on Tuesday 21 May 2013

Filmmaker Guillaume Blanchet, cyclist extraordinaire, is the Man Who Lived On His Bike, eating, sleeping and riding his two-wheeled chariot for days and days across Montreal. Effortlessly edited and energetic, this film is steadily gaining award-after-award. One definitely worth watching.

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David Foster Wallace’s legendary speech put to film

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By Francis Andrews in New Film on Thursday 16 May 2013

These are the kind of words that change, or should change, your outlook on day to day life entirely. The late, legendary David Foster Wallace gave the speech, This Is Water, to a class of university graduates in 2005. Now it’s been put to film, and very effectively so.

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