1. shortfilmmasterpieces:

    Born That Way

  2. kickstarter:

    On Friday, July 18th (aka tomorrow night), The Kickstarter Film Festival kicks off at Ft Greene Park in Brooklyn. To celebrate, we asked a bunch of filmmakers that have used Kickstarter in the past about what they’d been watching lately.

  3. theacademy:

    THE ART OF EDITING SPIKE LEE DOCUMENTARIES

    In 1996, Spike Lee embarked on his first feature-length documentary project, enlisting his frequent collaborator, Sam Pollard, to serve as the film’s editor and producer. 4 Little Girls, which revisits the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, went on to earn a 1997 Oscar nomination for Documentary Feature. In this clip from the Academy’s new Visual History Program Collection, Pollard discusses the creative liberation he experienced while working with Lee on his narrative and documentary films, and why he believes 4 Little Girls represents his greatest achievement as an editor.

     4 Little Girls screens Sunday, July 20, at 2:30 p.m. in the Linwood Dunn Theater as part of the Academy’s month-long celebration of Lee’s career, “By Any Means Necessary: A Spike Lee Joints Retrospective.” In conjunction with the retrospective, an on-set photography exhibit titled “Wake Up!” by David Lee, Spike Lee’s brother, will be on display in the Linwood Dunn Theater Lobby Gallery.

    Established in 2012, the Academy’s Visual History Program records oral histories with notable figures in the motion picture industry. The collection includes 43 interviews totaling more than 170 hours of video recorded material. For access to the material, please contact the Film Archive Public Access Center at (310) 247-3016, ext. 3380, or filmarchive@oscars.org.

    Help us build the world’s premier motion picture museum.

  4. moviemezzanine:

    REVIEW: Life Itself - Portrait of a Film Critic

    by Andy Crump

    “He’s a nice guy. But he’s not that nice.” This thought is presented to us early on in Life Itself, Steve James’ loving, peering documentary about the life, times, and passing of Roger Ebert. Over the course of 2 hours, James takes it upon himself to explore this point in earnest; he paints a picture of the late, great critic that is by and large favorable, but contains sufficient warts to steer the film away from the realm of the puff piece. Maybe James’ egalitarian approach isn’t necessary, though. Maybe, in the end, Ebert really was that nice.

    Yet Life Itself isn’t content with simply feeding into our cultural reverence for Ebert’s legacy (even though he certainly had his share of detractors). The film does what any good documentary should arguably do – it examines its subject from multiple angles, steering around bias like an iceberg in the hopes of coming to a conclusion that’s objective rather than subjective. But such is the power of Ebert’s amicable magnetism that even at its least flattering, Life Itself feels like fluff. You will not watch this movie and discover a portrait of the man that will upend your opinion of him. You will gaze upon James’ work in stunned awe over his searing, unflinching brand of cinejournalism.

    Grade: A

    Click here to read the rest of Andy’s review.

  5. thefilmfatale:

    NEW ON BLU-RAY: UNDER THE SKIN

    If you didn’t get an opportunity to see Jonathan Glazer’s mesmerizing mind-bender, now’s your chance. Under the Skin is now available on blu-ray and digital, and 30% off at Amazon. It’s one of the most fascinating releases this year, featuring Scarlett Johansson in the fantastic role of an otherworldly being preying on unsuspecting young men. The film is much more interesting and thought-provoking than that brief synopsis, though, so I highly recommend checking it out. You can read my full review of Under the Skin here.

  6. hollywoodhepcat:

    Production DesignGattaca (1997)

    Secretly love this film.

    (via oldfilmsflicker)

  7. kokujinkun:

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    la-negra-barbuda:

    Danielle Brooks Appreciation Post!!!!!!!!

    She is so beautiful!

    cool, edgy, glamorous fashion isn’t just for thin women. she looks great.

    Her dimples are so real and adorable.

    (via glittersmitter)

  8. nonsolokawaii:

    Up Themed 1st Birthday Party (via)

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  9. Jersey Shore Massacre Movie Poster

    Jersey Shore Massacre Movie Poster

  10. ilanawexler:

    Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer at Uncivil Union. (x)

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  11. roki-and-hugo:

    Daria + MBTI

    Love this.

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  12. talkflix:

    Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

    An account of Moses’ hand in leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt. Directed by Ridley Scott, starring Christian Bale, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton.