Thursday, November 19, 2020
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Trying something new. I thought I'd attempt to discuss a single weird shot in the 1968 classic film, "Bullitt". I wrote this text and made the video for Twitter (hence the 2 minutes and 20 second video limit, and you can read the original thread here.
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An example of a similar phenomenon - in this sequence from "The Blues Brothers" (1980), the crash cam gets hit by the car, and the editors chose to keep this chaotic, potentially fourth-wall-breaking moment in the cut.
Monday, November 02, 2020
I recently chatted with Jack Moulton at Letterboxd about how I use the Letterbox app, and we went deep into how we look at movies throughout our lives. This was an especially fun interview, and I hope you like it.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Every year I create a special ballot based on a typical Academy Awards printable ballot -- but on my ballot, each category has a different point value. The highest valued category is "Best Picture," while the mainstream films' categories are valued at two points. The non-mainstream categories (like the documentary and short film categories) are valued at one point.
This way, in a tight race for the winner of the pool, the winner most likely would not be determined by the non-mainstream films (in other words, blind guesses).
Download the ballot here for the 92nd Academy Awards and use it at your Oscar party.
And if you're wondering why Tom Cruise is on my ballot... he's been on every one of my Oscar ballots. Because he's soooooooooo cool.