Sunday, November 28, 2010

Film: Dune (1984)

Made for 40million and receiving harsh criticism, Dune was bittersweet for auteur David Lynch. a prime example why I would never Direct any project that I didn't have Final Cut. Despite the bad reviews and the restraint on creative direction (David's compromise with producers), I still enjoyed the film a great deal. choose your reaction below

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Film 101: The Bicycle Thief (1948)

When you first begin studying film (formally) you will find yourself watching hours of foreign films. If you don’t like “subtitles” STOP HERE and pick another major or interest of study because MOST of the best films are not from the USA--they are from Europe and Asia. And you NEED to see these films. Why?...because these filmmakers know how to tell a story and more specifically, a cinematic story. One of the first films you will see in Film 101 is Vittorio de Sica’s THE BICYCLE THIEF (1948). This film is a must and it is included in most critic’s top ten films of all time. See it today and see why. You will thank me. Here’s the TRAILER of the 1972 re-release.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Music : The Big Bounce

These guys are amazing! The Big Bounce (Brendan O'Hara and Komakozie). This is the act to look out for in 2011!!! If you wanna book them for a show, contact their management at

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Film : Influencers

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell has been one of my favorite reads. This short film explores a similar concept with some insightful commentary by respected creatives.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Film : Windows Phone Ad. Really?!

The social digital revolution (everyone is either txt'n, tweet'n or on FB) so eloquently summed up in a one minute Ad. Our disconnect (ironic, cause we're supposedly more "connected") and our addiction to technology, keenly pointed out, in one word, by the perspective of the few who still appreciate being present in life's moments. Really?!