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The Scared is Scared: A Child's Life Advice

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As adults we often overcomplicate things, which is why this short film by Bianca Giaever is so refreshing. The Scared is Scared is a beautiful, simple look at the world through the eyes of a young child. Bianca asks six year old, Asa Baker-Rouse, "do you have any stories that you'd want to be a movie" to which Asa responds with a heart-warming story creat[...]

Film Review: Dreams of a Life (2011)

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Whilst making the Dreams of a Life, Morely spent years collecting and piecing together testimonials recounted by Joyce's now guilt-ridden friends and ex-lovers. These stories describe her as being a drifter. She is portrayed as enigmatic; both the life and soul of the party, and mysterious, almost secretive all at once. Those telling the stories seemed to ha[...]

Film Review: Amy (2015)

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Amy, like Senna, is another tremendously involving piece of screen storytelling, in which Kapadia pieces together a narrative as thoroughly compelling as any fiction film could ever hope to be. It’s slightly less deifying in its approach to its subject, which is refreshing to see, especially as it deals with history recent enough for people watching it now[...]

Cumulus: A Story of Love, Clouds and A Grumpy Bird

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Cumulus' director, Ioan Holland, shares his thoughts and visions with us. The sky above has held human beings in wonder for millennia. The endless open skies and possibilities, the infinite universe, the majestic clouds. Clouds have always inspired me. These shapes that look so distant and light, that are in fact huge mountainous structures weighing tonne[...]

Ex Machina (2015): A Feminist Allegory

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lan Nathan, a genius in the field of artificial intelligence and founder of the world’s largest internet company holds a contest: the winner will spend one week with him at his bunker in the wilderness. The winner, an awkward but enthusiastic employee, Caleb anticipates a week of learning at the feet of the master. Nathan soon confides the true purpose [...]

A Photographic Journal: An American Roadtrip

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"Our road trip started in Banning, CA where we chased cars down the freeway to Las Vegas, NV and watched the sun rise from our hotel balcony after a trippy night in “the city of sin”. We all wore matching Hawaiian shirts and I won eighty bucks from a dollar in a slot machine. From Vegas we drove through the Hoover Dam to the Grand Canyon, AZ and stayed in t[...]

Ten Inspirational Films

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  10. Patch Adams (1998) Director: Tom Shadyac. The film is based on Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams' book "Good Health is a Laughing Matter" starring Robin Williams as Patch Adams. The film's powerful message about laughter being a great part of the healing process resonates mightily throughout the film, especially at the beginning of the film when Ada[...]

Home: Nature as a Masterpiece of Art

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Home takes the various elements of the Earth as its main material and its actors are those elements with which mankind interacts. The focus of the film covers life, its emergence and the transformations human actions had on Earth's natural history presented within the film as a history of art. The director does not intervene directly with any of the element[...]

Film Review : The Babadook

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Plot The plot reads fairly simple on page, but it is not that way on screen. A young boy Sam is haunted by an imaginary monster, The Babadook, and his growing belief in this creature causes a strain on his relationship with his mother. Without spoiling the film The Babadook is anything but simple, this film harkens the mood and tone of Stanley Kub[...]

Photographer Interview: Eric Thompson

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When did you start taking photographs and why? I have been actively taking photographs since the early 2000’s, but my first memory of taking a photo that was not a family photo or just messing around was when I was 12. My father and I were on a road trip to visit a few places in Alberta, Canada, and for me partly to buy a minidisc player in Calgary, they [...]

The Mission (1986) Film Review

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Gabriel does a tremendous job and has a real sense of love for the tribes people. Everything seems to be going right until, alas, there's always a conflict as we know. The Spanish church, under pressure from the Philippines need to cede the land where the Paraguayan Indians thrive in. That land is everything they know and love which would tear them apart if [...]

What will family albums look like in the future?

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A couple of years ago I found a family album in a drawer of my grandparents’ house. In it were photographs of my mother, my uncle, my grandparents and generations of people I had never met or heard of, dating back to the late 19th Century. Flicking through the pages I began to wonder what our lives would look like to future generations: how would they be vie[...]

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