Music Videos

There’s a great short starring Martin Freeman making the rounds this week, and I recommend watching that two-year-old film, titled The Girl is Mime, when you get the chance. But there’s another short led by the actor that I’d like to showcase this weekend in anticipation of The Hobbit. Way back in 1998, before Freeman was in Sherlock or The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy or Love Actually or even his breakthrough, the original UK version of The Office, he had two small yet notable gigs. One was appearing alongside Doctor Who‘s Shaun Dingwall in Vito Rocco’s music video for Faith No More’s cover of “I Started a Joke.” The other was starring in the 11-minute black and white film I Just Want to Kiss You. Written and directed by Jamie Thraves, best known for music videos he’s helmed for Blur, Radiohead and Coldplay, this French New Wave-style throwback has Freeman looking very young and very skinny and actually quite goofy as a guy just hanging out with his mate and meeting girls and getting into trouble with his dad. The goofiness is a bit surprising if you primarily think of Freeman as the straight man of The Office and Hitchhiker’s Guide and other such gigs. I certainly don’t know of him doing a lot of voices and vocal sound effects and the sort of spry physicality he exhibits in the short these days. Yet it does fit nicely alongside his completely physical performance in The Girl is Mime, and though he’s […]

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The Best Short Films

Why Watch? In this world where CGI can do just about anything, it’s monumentally impressive when an artistic endeavor is achieved through sweat and a hundred clocks ticking. This video for Benga‘s “I Will Never Change” is the kind of short film that shows off one specific thing, but it’s a specific thing that’s infinitely impressive. Us Studios crafted a soundwave using 960 vinyl records, some precise placement, and a lot of movie magic. Plus, you can check out how they did it because the team has given a ton of information from behind the curtain. What will it cost? Only 2 minutes. Skip Work. You’ve got Time For More Short Films

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Attention, New York Rejects! In anticipation of this weekend’s release of Where The Wild Things Are, the Museum of Modern Art in New York has created the first ever retrospective of Spike Jonze’s work. Spike Jonze: The First 80 Years.

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