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“Dreams That Money Can Buy” (1947) is a surrealist film produced, and directed by artist and dada film-theorist Hans Richter with contributions from Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Alexander Calder, Darius Milhaud, John Cage and Fernand Léger. Joe is … Continue reading
Charlie Brooker’s insightful year-end recaps puts others (from mainstream media) to shame, and they only get funnier as each year gets worse.
For those not familiar with the animated series “BoJack Horseman”, it’s a satire of Hollywood and celebrity culture centering on BoJack, a washed-out and self-destructive former star of a 90’s sitcom. In the BoJack Horseman Christmas Special: Sabrina’s Wish, BoJack … Continue reading
From Open Culture: Hardware Wars: The Mother of All Star Wars Fan Films (and the Most Profitable Short Film Ever Made) Back in 1977, San Francisco filmmaker Ernie Fosselius had the brainwave to make a spoof of a movie that … Continue reading
“The Last Minute” (2001) is a visually striking and one-of-a-kind film directed by Stephen Norrington, best known as the director of The Blade. The film follows the downward spiral of Billy Byrne (Max Beesley) an artist obsessed with time whose … Continue reading
“League of Gods” (2016) is a Hong Kong/Chinese production directed by Koan Hui (co-screenwriter of The Blade) and starring Jet Li, Tony Leung, Fan Bingbing, Louis Koo, Huang Xiaoming, Angelababy, Wen Zhang, and Jacky Heung. It’s an adaptation of Fengshen … Continue reading