This video isn’t telling you anything you don’t know. Surprise, surprise nothing is original anymore, I didn’t have to tell you that though. If you are not borrowing from your favorite films, books, comics etc. There may not be room for you in the future. Most of your favorite filmmakers pay homage to their favorites. Quentin Tarantino who is the definition of video clerk director has managed to sneak the best bits of all his favorite films into the body of his work, and most the time you had no clue.
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.
This Week Blaise and James review “Cheap Thrills”. We also take a look at the trailer for “The Drop” and discuss “Putty Hill” for our Mumblecore Cinema Series. James gets a chance to talk to Lee Hardcastle about his upcoming film Spook Train 3D.
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.
This Week Blaise and James review Denis Villeneuve’s “Enemy”. We also take a look at the trailer for “Night Moves ” and discuss Joe Swanberg’s “Hannah Takes the Stairs” for our Mumblecore Madness cinema series. James gets a chance to talk to Augusta Thomson about her film “Nine-Story Mountain”.
This Week Blaise and James are joined by Daniel Davila to review “That Awkward Moment”. James’ talks to Ben Greenblatt about his film “Up The River”. We also take a look at the trailer for Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin” and then play our second ever Film Dog Millionaire. Continue reading