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'The Halt': Cannes Review | Reviews | Screen
a hugely demanding film by any normal standards, but festivals with stretchable scheduling parameters will happily welcome it, and devoted Diaz fans will find it a satisfying venture into somewhat new territory.
september 2019 by warrenellis
You Should Know About 'The Onania Club'
- "... Because all the trailer consists of is four rich white women pleasuring themselves to footage of 9/11..." (The 'Human Centipede' guy.)
january 2019 by warrenellis
ICA London Launches Independent Film Council - Artforum International
"The council includes Tilda Swinton; Walter Murch; Laura Poitras..."
april 2018 by warrenellis
Video Essay: The Cinematic Control Room 1971-2015 - YouTube
A video essay about control rooms in film and television since the 1970s. Computers, screen interfaces, and the rooms they are in are connected to the political context of a particular era. Always-on control room technologies result in a security and political crisis that is permanent, so potential threats in popular screen narratives come from sources that are imagined to be permanent, such as 'terrorism' and 'cyberattack'.
Co-edited by Cormac Deane and Stephen Hughes. Narrated by Gerard McHugh.
film  video  design  sf 
january 2016 by warrenellis
The Power of Privacy – documentary film - YouTube
In this film, Aleks Krotoski travels the world to undergo challenges that explore our digital life in the 21st century.
film  net 
january 2016 by warrenellis
Greece: Dreams Take Revenge | Indiegogo
Documentary: A radical government takes on the world! The inside story of Syriza's first 100 days.
march 2015 by warrenellis
Cahiers du Cinéma, Vols. 1–4 (1951–78/1985–2000) & Special Issues in English (1966-67) — Monoskop Log
"This set of four volumes presents selected texts from the years 1951-1978 in English translation."
books  film 
january 2015 by warrenellis
U B U W E B - Film & Video: Edgard Varêse and Le Corbusier | Poême électronique (1958)
"First presented at the 1958 Brussels Worlds Fair with 425 speakers placed throughout the famous Philips pavilion, the placement of the speakers and design of the building gave the spectators a feeling of being housed within a concrete, silver seashell. A giant model of the atom hung from the ceiling and the sound & imagery premiered to standing room only crowds and I can only imagine was a complete mind-blower to all who witnessed the spectacle. Varese is considered to be the "father of electronic music", Henry Miller described him as the "stratospheric colossus of sound." When Philips (Philips electronic company) approached Le Corbusier to design a building for the fair, Le Corbusier said, "I will not make a pavilion for you (Philips) but an Electronic Poem and a vessel containing the poem; light, color, image, rhythm and sound joined together in an organic synthesis.""
january 2015 by warrenellis
Sundance 2015: Guy Maddin And Evan Johnson's THE FORBIDDEN ROOM Will Premiere At Fest | TwitchFilm
"Honoring classic cinema while electrocuting it with energy, this Russian nesting doll of a film begins (after a prologue on how to take a bath) with the crew of a doomed submarine chewing flapjacks in a desperate attempt to breathe the oxygen within. Suddenly, impossibly, a lost woodsman wanders into their company and tells his tale of escaping from a fearsome clan of cave dwellers. From here, Maddin and co-director Evan Johnson take us high into the air, around the world, and into dreamscapes, spinning tales of amnesia, captivity, deception and murder, skeleton women and vampire bananas. Playing like some glorious meeting between Italo Calvino, Sergei Eisenstein and a perverted six year-old child, THE FORBIDDEN ROOM is Maddin's grand ode to lost cinema."
january 2015 by warrenellis
Film | General Orders No. 9
"An experimental documentary that contemplates the signs of loss and change in the American South as potent metaphors of personal and collective destiny."
film  shop 
august 2014 by warrenellis
the hauntological society;: The Films of Patrick Keiller
"The visual material consists of static camera shots: images of urban decay and other socio-economic signifiers, road sign clutter, glowering skies - a landscape sharing some territory with the poetic realism of Humphrey Jennings and the Free Cinema film-makers, but framed and cut with a sharper, more avant-garde edge."
april 2013 by warrenellis
500 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns & More | Open Culture
"Where to watch free movies online? Let’s get you started. We have listed here 500+ quality films that you can watch online. The collection is divided into the following categories: Comedy & Drama; Film Noir, Horror & Hitchcock; Westerns & John Wayne; Silent Films; Documentaries, and Animation."
video  film 
june 2012 by warrenellis
Gazawood: Filmakers under siege | Art Threat
Tarzan and Arab are Gaza artists who wanted to make films about their home. But they lacked resources, so instead they started making film posters for films that they wanted to make, films they thought would capture the “soul” of Gaza and its people. The posters were dramatic, enticing, provocative; but the films didn’t actually exist.
film  narrative  fiction 
august 2011 by warrenellis
Lionsgate UK Remaking ‘The Professionals’ – Deadline.com
"The UK arm of Lionsgate will start pre-production on its big budget remake of cult 1970s British TV series The Professionals this fall." Can't be any worse than the tv revival of some years back. Just remember, Liongate: Cowley had all the best lines.
film  tv 
march 2011 by warrenellis

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