The Big Picture: Hollywood's creative talent wants to be on cable.
'A decade ago, a host of studios and specialty divisions were making and buying movies, but only a handful of cable and pay TV outlets commissioned original programming. But today there's a huge array of cable TV outlets making shows. In film, many specialty divisions have disappeared, and independents have merged, so the number of studio buyers has shrunk dramatically.' [more inside]
posted by VikingSword
on Jun 26, 2012 -
This one time in Edo Japan, Bashō
got together with a bunch of his rich friends from Nagoya to make up a set of interlocking poems (renku
) — 36 of them, to be exact (a format called kasen
). Then, 320 years later, the complete cycle was animated
by a diverse international team of artists. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte
on Nov 14, 2011 -
and Alex Craig are a tag-team of independent filmmakers probably best known for their feature film, Machotaildrop
, the fruit of having won a million dollars in a filmmaking contest held by Fuel TV. That win was on the strength of their very cool short, Harvey Spannos
. Their most recent project
features the dread "Manwolf" gang from Machotaildrop and appears to be an ad for an eponymous skate shoe model that is being released by éS. Mammas don't let your babies grow up to be Manwolfs (sic, so sic, dude.)
posted by Roachbeard
on Aug 18, 2011 -
is an Oscar nominated Greek film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. Reviews
have noted its uncomfortable
blend of family, insanity, sex, and power. In interviews, the director touches on his thoughts behind the film and its creation. (1
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Feb 9, 2011 -
Jeff Lew, the lead animator on Matrix Reloaded, has after 4 long years of 14 hour days and 7 day work weeks finally completed his masterpiece: Killer Bean Forever
. This is a momumental follow-up to the previous two
short films, which were impressive projects on their own.
posted by ducksauce
on Nov 14, 2007 -
JP Nicholas Reilly is a theatre (that's "thee-AY-ter
") artist who takes himself very, very
seriously. Most of his knowledge of the world comes from Hollywood blockbusters. Although his previous plays have sucked big fat hairy sweaty donkey balls, his latest production - about Hitler in college - promises to be his magnum opus.
And if that doesn't convince you, there's the wikification of the world, a phone call from Ira Glass, a Wii swapped for a Super Nintendo, and the Holy Fucking Grail. Watch.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane
on Jun 15, 2007 -
Empire Online's 50 Greatest Independent Films
I had no idea The Terminator was an independent film but they explain (a little) how they choose the movies as being made with "an independent spirit".
And if you think they got some wrong or missed the boat entirely, let 'em know
. I, for one, wholeheartedly agree with #1
, though I'm sure some of you will not.
posted by fenriq
on Nov 8, 2005 -
"What did you think of Seabiscuit?" the young man added helpfully.
Even the deadpan Jarmusch laughed.
's new movie (the first feature-lenght after 1999's Ghost Dog
, is "a droll, ironic look at two of our favorite addictions"
. The black and white movie (trailer here
) has a strange (or Stranger than Paradise
?) cast: Roberto Benigni, Steven Wright, Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Cate Blanchett, Meg White, Jack White, Alfred Molina, Steve Coogan, GZA, RZA, Bill Murray, ... Jarmusch's philosophy: "When you're watching movies, the guy's girlfriend calls him, she's having something bad happening, and he says, 'I'll take a cab. I'll be right over.' Cut to him getting out of the cab. And my brain always says, what about the cab ride? The incidental thing, the thing that's not the destination?
". (more inside)
posted by matteo
on Mar 28, 2004 -