Buñuel: Brilliance or Bollocks?

I’ve spent over an hour of my precious life viewing two important Luis Buñuel films: the 1929 short film Un Chien Andalou, and the hour-long classic L’Age d’Or. The former film was a collaboration between Buñuel and Salvador Dali, who intended the piece to anger the young bourgeoisie, but to their horror, one cannot easily…

1st Annual Christmas Video Fest

Maria and I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and I could think of no better way to celebrate it (and digest dinner) by sharing a few Christmas videos I’ve run across. Some are animation, some live action, but none is very long, and hopefully they’ll bring a smile to your…

Switch Man #Animation

This morning’s ridiculous animated laugh is entitled “Switch Man,” and is brought to you by the animation duo Hsun-Chun Chuang X Shao-Kuei Tung. It shows an ordinary superhero who changes form in his attempts to defeat Dr. Evil Mantis. Unfortunately for him, his power doesn’t always work out the way he hopes. Described by the…

The Landing – Short Film

A man returns to the Midwestern farm of his childhood on a desperate mission to unearth the horrifying truth of what landed there in the summer of 1960. View trailer: vimeo.com/55338337 This is an outstanding short film that features a strong story, excellent acting by all parties, and wonderful cinematography. The palpable tension throughout builds…

Home Suite Home

Ever wonder what it would be like to spend every night traveling, each time in a different hotel? Amsterdam-based director Jeroen Houben’s “Home Suite Home” tells the story of a hotel inspector’s life as he passes through Paris. His life is rote; each encounter a variation of the previous one … that is, until an…