Category: Film

Backstory Short Film

Nice short film that makes you think about life…

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Mise En Scène & the Visual Themes of Wes Anderson

Mise En Scène & the Visual Themes of Wes Anderson

A video essay by Way Too Indie on Wes Anderson’s use of mise-en-scène & visual themes. Wes Anderson is certainly one of the best auteurs today. Another such filmmaker is Jean-Pierre Jeunet. In today’s filmmaking where everyone copies from everyone, it is much harder to carve out your own unique signature visual style compared to the pioneers.

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Détour — A film by Michel Gondry

Détour — A film by Michel Gondry

Another surrealistic film by Michel Gondry who is known for indie movies like The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, most people would not even realise it was shot on an iPhone. Interesting story too. Détour is accompanied by six additional short tutorial videos that give a behind the scenes look at the filming and […]

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Will You Be My Valentine (2015)

Will You Be My Valentine (2015)

A well written and directed short film from Singapore by Ellie Ngim, I think this is a good example of how a short film should be executed. Simple plot, small cast and few locations yet big on delivering emotional moments and characters that everyone can identify with.

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Hollywood’s Greatest Trick

Visual effects sector is in a sorry state despite looking glamourous to the public.

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Studio Ghibli in Real Life

Studio Ghibli in Real Life

Somebody combined actual backgrounds with Studio Ghibli’s memorable characters. Great work!

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A Message from Akira Kurosawa: For Beautiful Movies

A Message from Akira Kurosawa: For Beautiful Movies

Akira Kurosawa’s daughter, Hisao Kurosawa, made this documentary to share the filmmaking philosophies of her very famous father.

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HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (2015)

HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (2015)

Filmmaker, photographer and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand became world famous with his gorgeous aerial film, Home, released back in 2009. Financed by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation, he has made another beautiful film with a focus on what makes us human. What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight ? That we laugh ? Cry […]

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Room (2015)

Room (2015)

(Warning: Spoilers in this review) Room is one of the best movies I have watched for the past year. It is almost unbelievable to see such a powerful performance from a very young boy — Jacob Tremblay. Brie Larson as the mom has also beaten Cate Blanchett (Carol) to win a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. The moving film […]

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Temple Grandin (2010) – The Woman who thinks like a Cow

Temple Grandin (2010) – The Woman who thinks like a Cow

Temple Grandin is a HBO original film released back in 2010 but I have only gotten the chance to watch it on HBO On Demand recently. Thanks to the on-demand service, I am able to catch up on a lot of movies and TV series that I have missed in the past. The eponymous film about an amazing autistic woman […]

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