Well, just because all movies in the world deserve a reality check. These alternative textual takes on these movie posters have the type of honest-to-goodness spin that we all know is far more true. They are priceless.
‘What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music’ is a documentary that explores the different facets, challenges, trials, and rewards of a life in pursuit of music. It even goes as far as to delve deep into the creative minds and personal lives of the artists, just to get a glimpse of what […]
Let’s face it, you’ve gotta love eBay. It’s got something for everyone, particularly movie lovers. If you’re into that sort of thing, you can find props from all kinds of films, both iconic and lesser-known. Here are just a few interesting examples of movie props you can find on Ebay right now. The internet is […]
This video is probably the most stunning thing we’ve seen in quite a while. Using a 2.5D animation effect, Rino Stefano Tagliafierro brought these iconic paintings to life in a beautiful, haunting way. Everything from the sequence to the music creates an atmosphere that is nearly impossible to take your eyes away from. Yes, technology […]
While we may all believe that a psychopath wears a hockey mask and wields a chainsaw or a machete, the Journal of Forensic Sciences believe that a person diagnosed with ‘psychopathy’, lacks empathy, has little remorse, and is impulsive and manipulative.
If you’ve ever watched The Chaser and thought, ‘I’d love to have a beer with these guys’, here’s your chance. Aussie funnyman and Chaser star Chris Taylor has a role in Stuart McBratney’s new film Pop-Up, and he’s raising money for their Kickstarter campaign by ‘donating his liver’. Watch this video and you and four […]
Back in the Soviet Bloc, a TV series about present-day life, culture and food in the former Soviet states – produced by Aussie filmmakers Julia Nalivaiko and Stuart McBratney – has been picked up for distribution by London-based TVF International. It’s already sold for broadcast in Thailand and if you live Down Under, you’re in […]
Everyone is excited about The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hitting theaters … even Microsoft. In celebration of the film’s release, Microsoft has launched a series of unique ad campaigns that will appear on Windows 8 apps, MSN, and Xbox 360. The ads have all the standard content you’d expect, but in addition, the ad […]
The Domino Project is a new film initiative by Dan Saunders, creative director at Sapient Nitro U.K. and his colleague Paul Surety. The aim of this project is “to create a globally connected experience by making 28 short films by 28 writer/directors and/or writer/director teams, each representing one domino in a full set.” The rules […]
Last week while innocently browsing the internet, I came across a video that left me feeling kind of … weird. Okay, so there are lots of videos that do that, but usually I know the reason why right away. But this time, I couldn’t figure out my discomfort. The video was about a man who […]
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.
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 […]
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.
‘They spread their hands apart, looking sorrowful’, so goes a line in The Snack Thief. In the accompanying notes to the novel, Andrea Camilleri went on to explain helpfully that this gesture ‘expresses helplessness and resignation to fate’ and is often used by Italian Americans, including Al Pacino in many movies. Which then made us realize that Al Pacino really is the spitting image of cinematic sadness.
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 […]