Supercut: A Cinematic Tribute to Boston
The people of Boston have shown incredible courage and resilience in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, so here’s a short supercut of a bunch of Boston shout-outs from movies both old and new.
Why You’re Wrong About the Oscars: Best Actress
Welcome to “Why You’re Wrong About the Oscars,” a series of rhetorical exercises illustrating the finer points of internet-style debate — live! Each episode of WYWAO features a pair of movie enthusiasts with opposing views about who will win a particular Academy Award. The catch: Each cannot explain why he or she is right. Instead, he or she can only enumerate the many reasons why the other person is wrong. So very, very wrong.
Today’s Best Actress episode is an all-Tumblr edition featuring our fashion mandarin Valentine Uhovski (championing Jennifer Lawrence from Silver Linings Playbook) versus our communications director, Katherine Barna (contrariwise saying Jessica Chastain from Zero Dark Thirty shall get the nod). Could either of them be more wrong? Let’s find out!
Shot on location at the Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
This is the second episode in a new series I’m working on with Tumblr’s Storyboard blog. Check out the first episode, and check back every Thursday leading up to the Oscars for another installment. Also, note the beautiful sonorous tones of the voice over featured in the intro and conclusion of each video.
"Mr. Moore, without permission from Disney, filmed “Escape From Tomorrow” inside its theme parks and hotels in Florida and California. If that wasn’t gutsy enough, his film is a horror fantasy that harshly critiques Disney’s style of mass entertainment. It’s not the Happiest Place on Earth in his movie. Not by a long shot."
~ One of the movies premiering at Sundance this year pulled a guerrilla operation in a theme park that has its own jail. I can’t even shoot in Rockefeller Center without promptly getting kicked out.
One of the movies premiering at Sundance this year pulled a guerrilla operation in a theme park that has its own jail. I can’t even shoot in Rockefeller Center without promptly getting kicked out.