Up and Coming: Makoto Shinkai

If I absorbed any one thing during my trip last month to Japan, it was this: our culture can be so much better! Could become more punctual, clean, committed, for starters — their Shinkansen High Speed Rail is standout: “Children Who Chase Lost Voices” / “Journey to Agartha” (2011) http://imdb.com/title/tt1839494/ Not to get distracted! Onto Read More …

Now on IMDb: “8 Minutes”!

Welp, awesome. The same day the Electoral College selects Trump to officially be President-elect, my end-of-the-world evaluative short goes up on the Internet Movie Database. If that’s not saying something, I don’t know what is! http://imdb.com/title/tt6343648/ Nonetheless, please enjoy “8 Minutes” below: “It’s the end of the world as we know it…” -R.E.M. http://directorG.com/8minutes

The Race Has Begun

It’s finally Oscar season! Some folks are glued to their tubes for sports-tainment, but I cherish this work much more. Host will be Jimmy Kimmel on February 26, 2017! Here's to the ones who dream! #LaLaLand wins a jaw-dropping eight #CriticsChoice Awards: https://t.co/zVL5CeONN6 pic.twitter.com/N5y1RbFtIv — IndieWire (@IndieWire) December 12, 2016 So, the festivities have kicked Read More …

Shared from Slate.com: Film Imitates Art

Now that this holiday season has begun, and perhaps the latest Oscar season as well, it’s a good time to reflect on one aspect of what makes film so great — when it imitates art itself. I happened to find an article this morning about this very topic, and was already aware, but there were Read More …