Classic Polish Films x Scorsese

By Filip Terlecki Martin Scorsese is not only a great filmmaker but he's also a great champion of film. Through his work as a director on films like Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver and Casino he has enlightened us with some of the most striking character studies and most memorable images captured on film. And despite his ...

Weekly SNDtrack: Kasabian

Apparently in music 120BPM (beats per minute) is the secret sauce. It makes you wanna go crazy. This according to Giorgio Moroder who calls it the “magic tempo.” Does that name sound familiar? It should. Image via radiosteviemusicblog.com Giorgio Moroder is a music legend. The Italian record producer, songwriter, performer and DJ is widely credited with pioneering synth disco ...

Dolce&Gabbana x Scorsese

Like a fine wine filmmaker Martin Scorsese just gets better with age. His most recent picture, the divisive and controversial The Wolf of Wall Street just earned Best Picture and Best Director Academy Award nominations. But aside from creating unforgettable feature film spectacles, the self-confessed cinephile, is constantly busy with various film related projects. Recently the native New Yorker created ...

Weekly SNDtrack: Sixto Rodriguez

By FT In 2012 a Swedish documentary filmmaker, Malik Bendjelloul, made a film about an unknown 1960's Detroit folk singer named Sixto Rodriguez. With two little-sold albums in the early 1970s, Rodriguez was virtually unknown in the U.S. and aside from some brief touring in Australia he was all but forgotten pretty much everywhere else too. However, unbeknownst ...

2013 Oscar Spotlight 3

There’s an interesting piece on the NY Times website about how this year’s Oscars have become a hotbed for animation (both features and shorts.) At 1.45 seconds (with credits) Fresh Guacamole is the shortest film ever nominated for an Academy Award. Directed by 39-year-old PES (aka Adam Pesapane) it cost $50,000 and four months to make. ...

2013 Oscar Spotlight 2

Researched and filmed in some of the most troubled parts of Africa, War Witch (French: Rebelle), is the visionary work of Montreal filmmaker Kim Nguyen. It’s the story of a twelve year old girl named Komona who is abducted from her village by armed rebels and forced to wage war as a child soldier. Shot in the ...