A lot of interesting choices in writing, pacing and acting.
- Goodiebag: Slumdog controversy
- Cadbury: Eyebrow Dance
- Fifty People / One Question: Brooklyn Version
- Kids expressions while playing video games
I often think people spend too much time making simple things hard. Here is one video that gets it just right. With just a little, nothing more than what you would find in a bedroom, this music video tells the story in all of its visual splendor.
One of the early favorites for Best Music Video of 2009.
“Shaving” is a casual glimpse into the mind of a young woman shaving her legs. She remembers her childhood struggle with vanity and realizes how little ground she has gained against the bitter foe of self absorption.
- Katie Deconto
I have seen so much coverage about the innaugaration of Barack Obama but this is clearly the best. Trevz, an African American New Yorker goes to Washington D.C to experience the once in a life time moment for himself. We don’t have the great technology wizardry of the network cable news do but here is a perspective that is much truer to the experience.
- Lavatory – Lovestory – Line drawings that tell a tender story about one woman’s journey in finding love.
- Oktapodi – Finding Nemo but with octopuses.
- Presto – When the Rabbit outwits the Magician! Brilliant story & lovely animation. Entertaining all the way through.
- This Way Up (iTunes link) – An outrageous story about getting a dead body to its proper place. Kinda like Weekend at Bernie’s.
- La Maison en Petits Cubes – Nothing yet. Anyone?
The Live Action Shorts are almost impossible to find. It might take a couple of days for us to have something.
Jason asked if you could watch this without smiling, my answer is clearly no.
Music by Daft Punk remixed by Adam Freeland. Video by GOLD produced at GreenDot.
Watch Aer-Obama. (MPEG-4)
One of the great American movies available in full for US viewers.
The ultimate showdown.
Watch it. (MPEG-4)
Action packed animated story about…well…to kill the mean monster. Good enough for me.
- Philip Glass, whose music takes the biggest chunk my listening, has a wonderful answer.
- John Turturro, who should be in a lot more stuff, shines in Curtis’ portrait.
- & Ohad Naharin
Feature length doc.
In the summer of 2006, while the football world’s attention was focused on Germany, thousands of players around the globe were training hard and competing to be part of another World Cup … The Homeless World Cup. It had been a wild idea by a Scot and an Austrian—to give homeless people a chance to change their lives through an international street soccer competition. Five years later, the annual Homeless World Cup had become an internationally recognized sports competition. 500 homeless players from 48 nations would ultimately be selected to represent their country in Cape Town, South Africa – coming from such disparate parts of the world as war torn Afghanistan, the slums of Kenya, the drug rehab clinics of Dublin, Ireland, the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, the overflowing public shelters of Madrid, Spain, and the unforgiving city of St. Petersburg, Russia, where the homeless have no rights or identity. Win or lose, for these players it would be the journey of a lifetime.
Clever and visually pleasing.
Animation and real voices never grow old on me.
This was my final film at Kingston University, it is an animated film based on interviews with people about their first crushes.