We all hoped he’d be immortal on Earth, but alas, David Bowie returned to the universe this week.
We’ve covered Ferguson earlier this week, but as seen in the events following the anniversary protests, Ferguson remains a community divided.
Yeah, I thought that headline might get your attention. Also, possibly the most hateful man in the world has died. Let’s get to this week’s stories that struck my interest:
Today marks the beginning of National American Indian Heritage Month in the United States.
Previously I wrote about the whitewashing of Tonto in Disney’s The Lone Ranger and some of the harm done by non-Indigenous filmmakers controlling onscreen images of NDN people. One way to combat this harm is to support Indigenous filmmakers, writers and actors in their endeavors to portray our lives, the multitude ways of being Native, […]
Summer always brings some great movies and a lot of them are big blow up your face type action movies. I am not always an action girl but there is a particular type of action film people are surprised I love. I love Tokusatsu films, specifically the subgenres of Kaiju and giant robots. I grew […]
Friends, 1996 is one of my all-time favorite years, and it was also a leap year. Pick out your favorite babydoll tee and gather round the wayback machine, because it’s time to say goodbye to Jessica Fletcher.
When the general populace’s memory is so strongly tied to the Judy Garland version of The Wizard of Oz, why do we keep letting ourselves forget about the sixteen other Oz-centric books written by L. Frank Baum? The recent film Oz the Great and Powerful appears to stray even farther from those original stories, presenting a product that, […]
I am such a sucker for a good biopic. My favorite films include Selena and La Bamba, and I even love the fake ones like Velvet Goldmine. I still really want to see Lincoln before it leaves the theater here. Last night, I decided to watch Chaplin because it was about to disappear from Netflix […]
Oh my. At long last, on a somewhat soggy Sunday afternoon, I have found myself with time enough to write a review of Brave. Or at least, with time to write about the film while Juniper Junior talks me through everything in his Brave book.
Now up until this point I’ve been talking mainstream media. But this week let’s look at a little something that fills my art school trained heart with glee. The experimental film.
Sound is probably the hardest aspect of film for me to address for a number of reasons. First among them being that I don’t actually know all that much about music.
Let’s talk lighting. Lighting is one of the most important part of a film, but it often fades into the background of our awareness in any movie. And that’s a good thing. Very rarely do we want to be highly aware of the lighting. It should seem like part of the atmosphere of the shot.
We’ve covered the raw basics, now let’s start to narrow our focus. This week we are talking about setting scenes.
I think we could all use a little break from the fine arts, don’t you? I enjoyed last week’s sojourn into low brow art, I though discussing a more pop culture centered art form could be fun.