Tag: Film

Fyre Festival Was a Huge Scam. Is Netflix’s Fyre Documentary a Scam, Too?

When two movies come out on thesame topic, it’s a banner day for cultural criticism. The “twin film”phenomenon—such as the recent Hollywoodtreatments of the opioid crisis, Ben Is Back and Beautiful Boy—suggeststhat a certain theme is resonating deeply with the public. It has a longhistory: Oscar Wilde versus The Trials of […]

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Watch all the Winning Films and Videos in our 2018 Booooooom TV Awards!

Over the past year we highlighted another 800 films and videos on Booooooom TV, bringing the total to over 3,500 articles on our platform spotlighting noteworthy projects from creators around the world. Shoutout to the 160,000+ people following our Booooooom Vimeo Channel, and shoutout to Vimeo for asking for us to help judge Vimeo’s Best of the Year […]

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Criterion’s new classic movie streaming service launches on April 8, discount for early subscribers

Many were sad to see Criterion’s film collection leave Hulu back in 2016 as the service moved to FilmStruck, its new (and short-lived) collaboration with Turner. Shortly after FilmStruck was wound down, Criterion revealed its plans to launch its own streaming service, continuing the “Criterion Channel” name. Now we’ve got all the details about the new […]

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Get a lifetime of film and cinematography training for just $29

In the not so distant past, aspiring or even established filmmakers needed a wide range of expensive equipment, fancy editing studios, and third-party financing in order to transform their creative vision into a finished and polished movie. And pitching even a great movie idea to a string of skeptical Hollywood […]

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Bok bok, b*tch: Michelle Yeoh wore the Crazy Rich Asians ring to the 2019 Golden Globes

Michelle Yeoh Wore the ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Ring to 2019 Golden Globes – HelloGiggles Bok bok, b*tch: Michelle Yeoh wore the Crazy Rich Asians ring to the 2019 Golden Globes this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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Barack Obama Released His Favorite Songs, Movies and Books of 2018. Yes, It’s Black as Hell

Former President Barack Obama speaks onstage during the 2019 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple Of Hope Awards on December 12, 2018 in New York City. Photo: Michael Loccisano (Getty Images for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights) Barack Obama has spoken on his faves for 2018. Number 44 posted his […]

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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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