A fascinating look at the world of Independent Games Design or better known as Indie Games. By definition an Indie Game is made by a small team or individual. They eschew the big publishers like EA or Activation Blizzard and often with great disdain.
This is a movie length trailer for HD Televisions… well not really but that’s what it felt like. Beautifully captured, breathtaking images are paired with soaring music. Individual scenes are quite extraordinary. Strung together for and hour and twenty minutes though, this film wears at you.
To locals they’re invaders; little more than thieves. Labourers from Thailand are brought in at great expense to strip the wild delicacy for export to Germany and Japan..
4/10 A documentary about male bonding in Finland, steam rooms, a blowup mascot, piss poor rugby and lots of gratuitous slow motion sport shots. This is all you really need to know about this film. If made more like a comedy, this would have at least fit the tone of how poorly these men play [...]
Thomas Sankara is unlike other African tyrants after a coup, he disdained wealth and didn’t want his portrait hanged in public places. He reduced his own wage and as well as the wages of Burkina Faso officials and traded in the government’s fleet of Mercedes for Renault Le Cars.
The Arbor is about the life of English playwright Andrea Dunbar and her daughter Lorraine. It’s a true story, filmed with actors lip-synching to the voices of the people whose story it tells. Dunbar and her daughter’s lives are more tragic than her plays.
Highway takes high powered performance vehicles and races them around Stockholm. The major difference is that they actively taunt and outrun the police. There’s no dialogue, this is a documentary about speed, unfettered and illegal through the highways of Sweden.
Nestled between the University of Virginia and a row of bars, is a triangular shaped parking lot in Charlottesville. It’s worked by transitory philosophers and dreamers. The parking lot attendants endure a constant class war against those who park their giant SUVs, yet are indignant about paying 75 cents for it. This is their story.
This documentary is about Ray Kurzweil, an inventor and futurist. He states the speed of information and technology will be so great, that the only way humans can keep up is to integrate with that technology. He calls that moment the Singularity.
One of the long term legacies of the March 11th, 2011 earthquake in Japan is the failure of containment at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. To get a sense of how bad it could get, I watched this excellent documentary about the 2006 Chernobyl disaster. Very sobering stuff.
This documentary by dance and arts patron Anne Bass, is about her discovery of a 16 year old Cambodian dancer Sokvannara “Sy” Sar while on vacation in Cambodia. Enamored with his grace and beauty she wants to take him to America so that he can apply his talents in ballet.
Bomb Berlin Special has no IMDb Rating. it’s so obscure, neither it or it’s predecessor Bomb Berlin (2008) even have an entry on IMDb.