Director Josh Howard on The Lavender Scare

Driven

Galactic Galaxy

Every Bill Murray Movie Ever

Movie-Based Online Slots Are a Big Trend in the Gaming Industry

Sound

Plus One

Monochrome: The Chromism

Funan

Alien Party Crashers

Director Josh Howard on The Lavender Scare

Josh Howard’s documentary The Lavender Scare talks about a phenomenon that I was personally unfamiliar with before watching the film. In the ’50s, when McCarthyism and Anti-Communist sentiments were at an all-time high, the fear of the Russians infiltrating the U.S. government was expansive. Senator McCarthy and Dwight D. Eisenhower spearheaded a movement against gays … Continued

Driven

Have you ever thought about how annoying it would be to work for Uber, Lyft, or any kind of ride-sharing service? Drunk people, couples fighting, groups of teenagers, and I’d say drunk people again just for good measure. Emerson Graham (Casey Dillard, who also wrote the screenplay) is a stand-up comedian, and like a lot … Continued

Galactic Galaxy

Not the first time I’ve said it and hopefully not the last. What I love most about indie filmmaking is this guerilla attitude that forces creative types to produce big films with little resources. Director Anthony Ferraro has proven with his science-fiction short,  Aeranger, that limited budgets are no excuse not to tell your story. … Continued

Every Bill Murray Movie Ever

UK-based caricaturist John Rooney who impressed us with his artwork featuring every character Nicolas Cage ever played returns with another ambitious art project. This time Rooney drank in Bill Murray movies and created artwork based on every character Bill ever played. From Ghostbusters to Stripes to Caddyshack to Groundhog’s Day to Lost in Translation and many … Continued

Movie-Based Online Slots Are a Big Trend in the Gaming Industry

Recent years have seen an unprecedented rise in the number of people joining the online gaming community. From casual gamers that love the classics like Candy Crush or Tetris, to hardcore enthusiasts spending hours every day playing Assassin’s Creed or Overwatch, gaming has evolved to a multi-million industry that appeals to players from all walks … Continued

Sound

In an instant, some freak accident, a moment of bad luck, or some unforeseen event can change your life forever. These unfortunate events are the stuff films are made from. Rather than have characters blather on about how bad life has been, Tawan Bazemore’s short film Sound pulls you into the chaotic aftermath of a … Continued

Plus One

I have spent most of my life hanging out with people in the DIY music or art scenes, and if you know anything about these people, or are one yourself, you know that typically there is a bit of arrested development involved. So there aren’t very many wedding invitations coming one’s way until they reach … Continued

Monochrome: The Chromism

Worldbuilding within any narrative media is defined as the process of crafting and constructing an imaginary world. Every book, film, play, or TV show you’ve consumed has worldbuilding to some small degree. If it is meant to be a period piece set in the real world, yet there are unintentional anachronisms, then the visual worldbuilding … Continued

Funan

As an ardent fan of animation, I am eternally grateful for distribution companies like GKIDS. In addition to representing Hayao Miyazaki and Satoshi Kon’s fare, the decade-old GKIDS has continuously released “sophisticated, indie,” international animated titles in the U.S., such as the recent Okko’s Inn, My Life As a Zucchini, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, Ernest … Continued

Alien Party Crashers

Writer-director Peter Stray’s Alien Party Crashers comes on more ambitious than one would expect given its movie within a movie-like title. The film jumps through time and across the globe, showing the viewer a slew of strange occurrences which appear to be connected. The nature of these occurrences consists of ufo sightings and bodies falling … Continued