The Internet

The Best Short Films

Why Watch? In this bizarre work (half authored by the internet), artist and academic Sebastian Schmieg loaded a transparent image into a search engine, nabbed the top result, searched with that new image, and repeated the cycle. Almost 3,000 images later (2,951 to be exact), he created a 12 frames per second flip book that is both stunning, confusing, and somehow also banal. It’s our everyday extrapolated and turned into what might be called Found Object Short Film. Or it might just be true Found Footage filmmaking. How do you go from images of the universe, to breasts, to Rage Comics, to Google (the search engine itself), to graphs? Let the internet do the directing. Ingenious. What will it cost? Only 4 minutes. Skip Work. You’ve Got Time For More Short Films.

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NewspapersStillExistApparently

Now after you’re done pretending to do the Crossword puzzle to impress that cute brunette on your morning metro ride, you won’t be able to turn your attention to what you really care about in newspapers – what time the movies are starting.

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DeathofCult

The gap is tightening – movies are either full-blown successes or major flops. In a content-driven culture, how are some films that fail at the box office supposed to fly under the radar to have a second-life on DVD?

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Why are newspaper critics apologizing for State of Play?

For all intents and purposes, this film is getting a lot of positive reviews that, upon reading, aren’t really positive at all. Why would a film that champions newspaper reporting get such praise from newspaper-based critics?

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