Stories surround us everywhere, how do you find one worth telling? That’s probably a question you ask yourself all the time. When you are creating, you either create for an audience or for yourself, finding a balance between the two is key to creating better art.
This Week Blaise and James review “Joe”. We also take a look at the trailers for “Maps to the stars” and “What we do in the Shadows”, discuss Star wars casting and wrap up our thoughts on our Mumblecore Cinema series. James gets a chance to talk to Stephen and David about their feature documentary film Tilt Shift.
One of my favorite documentary’s is Man on Wire and there’s something that Philipe Petit says that really struck a chord with me, it went along the lines of “Why ask questions, accept it because it is.” This pertained to his inclination for wire walking, it just was, there was no reason and it was beautiful. Hopefully Joseph Gordon Levitt and Robert Zemeckis can make a proper retelling with To Walk the Clouds.
Focusing more on shorts, this is one of my favorites, I’m sure you’ve seen the expanded feature version as District 9, the film that sky rocketed Neill Blomkamp into mainstream success. I think one of my favorite things about Alive in Joburg is its approach of being a dramatic documentary.
For this week’s project profile we have filmmaker Frank Dietz, who is currently working on the upcoming documentary Long Live the King: The Legacy of Kong. Be sure to check out and support their Kickstarter campaign here.
Also keep an eye out for our interview with Frank Dietz on this week’s “Meet the Filmmaker” segment of the Us vs Film Podcast.
This Week Blaise and James are joined by Becca Noble to review David O Russell’s “American Hustle”. James gets a chance to talk to Sam French about his film Injustice. We also take a look at Dawn of the planet of the apes and some films just added to Sundance 2014.