I’m happy to say I didn’t see very many bad films in 2014, but that also made it difficult to narrow down my 10 favorites and choose which ones I liked better than the other. Nonetheless, I’m proud of my outcome. Hope you enjoyed your movie going experiences and check out some of these films you may have missed. Before we get started, here are some honorable mentions…
For this week’s project profile we have filmmaker Spencer Woodhouse, who is currently working on his upcoming film, The Quest for Perpetual Bliss. Be sure to check out and support his Kickstarter campaign here.
Also check back tomorrow to hear our interview with Spencer Woodhouse on the “Meet the Filmmaker” segment of the Us vs Film Podcast Episode 113 – Foxcatcher.
For this week’s project profile we have filmmakers Justin Ambrosino and Soojin Chung, who are currently working on their upcoming film, Hungry for Love. Be sure to check out and support their Kickstarter campaign here.
Also check back tomorrow to hear our interview with Justin Ambrosino and Soojin Chung on the “Meet the Filmmaker” segment of the Us vs Film Podcast Episode 112 – Listen Up Philip.
I consistently talk about limiting your short’s length and dialogue, but being an exception to the rule is always something special. The conversation throughout this gem feels so organic, its rich with the nostalgia of remembering all those nights you were out too late when you were younger (the nights they reminisce).
For this week of Thursdays Abroad, I’m going to talk about an adaptation to a book you probably read in middle school. Dennis Gansel bases his German film Die Welle on the book “The Wave,” by Todd Strasser. You may remember it from sixth grade. It teaches you about how blind following is bad. Really bad. Actually, it’s downright fucked up.
Amongst the recent hype over documentaries, I can’t help but hail to 2012’s The Act of Killing. From Denmark / Norway / Britain, and filmed in Indonesia (how much more complicated can this get? Very…) the film is a product of co-directors Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn, (as well as an anonymous Indonesian) it is not one to be missed. It’s pretty, creepy, and terrifying. While the documentary missed the doc craze that Blackfish encounteredwhen it was released seven months later, it nonetheless garnered attention.