Shorts

Gigantomachia

Gigantomachia

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sometimes, when an indie filmmaker wants to make a film that features a poetic script and beautiful cinematography, it lacks a substantial story. Such is not the case with Mason Thorne’s Gigantomachia. Though it’s arguably one of the most beautiful films in existence, the film tells a powerful story about a family of refugees facing […]

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Penitence

Penitence

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Only one genre is as hot as the undead thrillers abundant in Hollywood today, and that is the psychological thriller. Penitence is a short film by Chris Emmons that plays with the mind and makes the heart jump as the story unfolds. Nick awakens in a cabin covered with bruises and scars. He appears confused […]

The Death of a Cybersalesman

The Death of a Cybersalesman

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Is your email inbox full? Do you spend hours clearing out spam folders? Have you ever opened an embarrassing email while a co-worker looked on? Of course you have. Whether you’re a man or a woman, if you live in America and have an email address in this 21st century, you’ve more than likely been […]

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The 2012 Oscar Nominees: Short Films

The 2012 Oscar Nominees: Short Films

| February 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

One of my favorite parts of the Oscars is a lesser known category, and one to which people are often oblivious: the shorts section. Short films are delicious little tidbits from the film world that can tickle the fancy of anyone, from hard-nosed movie critics to children in all parts of the world. There are […]

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Z

Z

| January 18, 2012

Being a successful filmmaker means more than having expensive equipment and making a ton of movies. The movies have to be good (or at least bring in enough money to count as a job – that’s another story). That being said, Z (2011) does neither. The film boasts the subtitle “Soft Yogurt. Hard Action,” and […]

In Short Supply: Small Farmers and the Struggle to Deliver Healthy Food to Your Plate

In Short Supply: Small Farmers and the Struggle to Deliver Healthy Food to Your Plate

| January 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

“There’s a lot of people who don’t know where their produce comes from. They think it comes from Wal-Mart in the grocery section.” Those are the scary and true words spoken by tomato farmer Sherilyn Shephard. She and her brother, Ricky Horton, run the century-old, family-owned farm in Scott County, Virginia. A lot of the […]

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Old School, New School

Old School, New School

| August 4, 2011

We open on a common scene – a slightly flustered journalist making small talk with his interviewee as he prepares to ask his questions. Old School, New School is a documentary that follows Steven Fischer as he explores the different paths people take to develop their creative fingerprint, aka, their “voice”. A lot of people […]

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Clacson

Clacson

| July 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Clacson is a cleverly-titled short film exposing the disadvantages of human error in an ironic and entertaining way. The film, whose title means “horn” in Italian, was filmed in Milan, Italy. The camerawork is nice, and definitely unconventional when compared to American films. Some of the angles are very unique. There is also a bit […]

Short Takes – December 2007

Short Takes – December 2007

| December 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

Television The big news in TV this month and last month–and what will probably continue to be big news in the months to come–is the WGA strike. The Writer’s Guild officially went on strike on November 5th, citing the studios’ stringent policies on negotiating contracts and their continual refusal to cut writers in on residual […]

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Short Takes – October 2007

Short Takes – October 2007

| October 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

Movies After giving Ellen DeGeneres a go at hosting earlier this year (she did so-so), the Academy has put Jon Stewart back in the driving seat for Oscar Night ’08. The Comedy Central funnyman–who scored in ’06 with dry, impromptu zingers and priceless, Daily Show-style montages–will take the stage of the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood […]

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