Tag: Film

The Story Behind Roma

Latin America’s poor, black, and indigenous women perhaps best understand what it means to be marginalized. Although one in four wage-earning women in the region are household workers—around 18 million—almost all work informally, silently, and under unpleasant conditions. “She changed houses many times and felt at home in none,” Eduardo […]

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Every Booby Trap in ‘Home Alone’, the flipbook (GENIUS)

This incredibly dedicated animated flipbook re-creation of the 1990 holiday scare-’em movie HOME ALONE is just genius. I can’t stop watching it. This is the creation of IMGURIAN theflippist, and you can see more of their wonderful work at TheFlippist.com. From The Flippist: The booby trap scene from Home Alone already feels like a cartoon, […]

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‘Widows’ Isn’t the Feminist Triumph You Think It Is

Widows’ diverse, all-women cast was expected to break the glass ceiling of the heist genre: The film has been critically lauded, with heavy praise doled out for Viola Davis’ lead performance and director/co-writer Steve McQueen, as well as best-selling novelist and co-writer Gillian Flynn. Based off of a 1983 ITV […]

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Netflix Won’t Save Prestige Cinema

The best movie of the year is only playing in few theaters in New York City. Alfonso Cuarón’s intimate yet epic Roma, the story of a young maid and the fracturing family she works for in early-1970s Mexico City, is a sweeping autobiographical film whose pellucid 65mm format and stunning […]

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Laverne Cox to Present SAG Awards Nominations 

Actress Laverne Cox attends The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images for Turner) Awards season: And another one. Nominations for The 25th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards are right around the corner (no, really around the corner, not like when your […]

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Never Look Away Grapples With Germany’s Past

Vergangenheitsbewältigung is one of those quintessential German words: a long, clunky amalgam of syllables and ideas that expresses a concept you never imagined you’d need to name. It refers to the process of coming to terms with the past—the definitive German lexicon Duden defines it as “public debate within a […]

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‘Life Size 2’ Was Cringey, But the Live Tweets Were Hilarious

In 2000, Tyra Banks and a young Lindsay Lohan made Disney Channel Movie magic in Life Size, where Banks plays a Barbie-like doll who comes to life to help Lohan cope with her mother’s death and come out of her shell. Eighteen years later, Banks made the bold move to […]

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An Unofficial Ranking of ‘Rocky’ Franchise Wisdom Bombs

When you hit up a Rocky movie, you come in with story-by-numbers expectations. Plotwise: it’ll be the same story of an underestimated “bum” reaching deep to discover some champion within. Music wise, it’ll be Bill Conti and that building orchestra of “stronger” vocals. And script wise, it’ll be the wisdom […]

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The Netflix Algorithm Wrote ‘The Princess Switch’ Which Is Why You Should Watch It

Netflix’s latest holiday confection, The Princess Switch, might be the least original movie of all time, but if you’re a nostalgia freak like me, this might actually be something to celebrate. The creators of The Princess Switch didn’t just “borrow” from any ol’ flicks. They chose to amalgamate some pretty […]

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More Than 200 Artists Remade ‘Shrek’ Scene-by-Scene and Boy It Looks Weird

There’s a new Shrek remake coming down the pipeline. We’re not talking about Shrek 5, the mysterious reboot that some speculate will be directed by Guillermo del Toro. We mean Shrek Retold, a feature-length, shot-for-shot reimagining that will transform the original script into something wholly new—and, from the looks of […]

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Classic film streaming service FilmStruck rises from the dead…sort of

When it was announced last month that FilmStruck, a streaming service dedicated to dishing up the greatest films of all time, would be shut down at the end of November, movie geeks, like yours truly, kind of lost their shit. Home to an unholy number of classic and arthouse flicks, it was a brainy, beautiful […]

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Screenwriter Isa Mazzei Subverted Every Shitty Sex Work Trope for ‘Cam’

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. The psychological thriller Cam comes to Netflix on November 16, turning sex work stereotypes on their heads to tell a chilling story of power and agency. The film follows a camgirl, Alice (The Handmaid’s Tale and Orange Is the New Black’s Madeline Brewer), […]

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The Puzzle We Call Being: Walt Whitman on Listening to the Song of Existence, Animated

“Every atom in creation may be said to be acquainted with and married to every other,” the great naturalist John Muir wrote as he contemplated the interconnectedness of the universe not long after Walt Whitman issued his timeless, exquisite reminder that “every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” And yet, Muir recognized, […]

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Akinola Davies Jr. Is Reclaiming African Treasures Stolen by White Colonizers

Akinola Davies Jr., Untitled (2018). HOD. Courtesy of the artist That heist scene in Black Panther, where Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) steals African artifacts from the fictional “Museum of Great Britain” made a lot of moviegoers aware of just how much looted art winds up in museums. The inspiration […]

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Finding Big Country: An Interview with Director Kat Jayme

JH: I know you were already a sports fan as a kid, what about film? When did you decide you wanted to pursue filmmaking? KJ: I actually come from a family of filmmakers. My grandfather was the youngest director of his time in the Philippines and his siblings are also producers. Their father founded Premiere […]

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Booooooom TV Best of the Week: Music Videos, Short Films & Animation

A round-up of our favourite videos featured on Booooooom TV. This week’s selection includes an eclectic mix of styles and concepts that, whether serious or light-hearted, deceptively simple or blatantly complex, are all perfect examples of visionary artists excelling at their craft!

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Paramount Pictures is turning Monument Valley into a film with Patrick Osborne set to direct

Deadline has revealed that ustwo games will collaborate with Paramount Pictures and Patrick Osborne to create a Monument Valley movie. Patrick Osborne is best known for writing and directing the animated shorts Feast (a film that won the Oscar for best animated short film in 2015) and Pearl, but this newly announced project will supposedly contain […]

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Spoke Art’s “Miyazaki in Los Angeles”

Spoke Art pays tribute to the work of legendary Japanese filmmaker and animator Hayao Miyazaki with another whimsical showcase of unique artworks inspired by Studio Ghibli classics like Kiki’s Delivery Service, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke (click here to check out our post on the inaugural exhibition). Held in Southern California, the epic three-day group pop-up will feature over […]

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