Film

The Maldives Are Drowning: The Island President Trailer

It’s gob smacking that in 2012 we’re still debating the topic of global warming. The Maldives has lost over 5 meters of beachfront due to rising ocean levels, and an estimated 25 meters of water is waiting to spill over…

(Un)Lawful Access

"There's a kind of anxiety over the way the Internet is opening up and allowing so many opportunities for uncontrolled freedom of expression, uncontrolled sharing of information… and that lack of control is a real problem for many government agencies."

Under Our Skin

Lyme disease. My uncle was just diagnosed. Bet you’ve heard of it, but probably don’t know a lot about it. We sat down to watch Under Our Skin thinking we’d learn a bit about the neurological effects, but we weren’t…

The Chosen

Travis and Wil and Andy made a movie in 24 hours. And they did real well at their screening, too. Best Writing Best Wardrobe Best Male Actor 2nd place: Audience Award This year the theme for the team was Identity…

Normal

Normal Created in 24hrs for the Calgary 24hr Film Race 2010. http://filmracing.com Team Dink Pajama Party Theme: Obsessed Surprise Element: Looking out a Window Winner of: Best Film Audience Favourite Best Direction Best Female Actor Best Ensemble Cast Best Cinematography…

Viral: Rich vs. Poor Video

Everybody knows when it's the rich versus the poor, the rich always throw an slick uppercut and win. Here's a video to explain.

Earth: What You See From Space

A gobsmacking look at the big picture astronauts have put together after exiting earth's atmosphere and looking back again.

Anthony Bourdain is Mad

Anthony Bourdain did not give permission to have products edited into his show. But it happened and now he's pissed.

Sex, Lies and Julian Assange

A fascinating documentary about the circumstances behind the controversial warrant for Julian Assange's arrest. "He had just humiliated the most powerful nation in the world, heading one of the most controversial cyber operations in history. So when Julian Assange arrived…

Time Lapse of Nuclear Explosions Since ‘45

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto shows us the magnitude of all the nuclear explosions ever to be detonated since their birth during World War II. And I tell you what, folks. It's a little unnerving to see just how many explosions…

Compliance

Frank Bruni published a column on this interesting new independent film based on real-life-events. It's not exactly a review, but digs into the film's underlying message. "People routinely buy into outlandish claims that calm particular anxieties, fill given needs or…

Buckminster Fuller - Everything I Know

I'm not really sure I understand a lot of what ol' Bucky put out, but I'm pretty tempted to give his 42 hour lecture series a solid try. Why? Because a) there's probably a lot of genius packed in there,…

Atomic Bomb Testing & Humans: Found Footage

I stumbled on this a couple days ago while stumbling down the YouTube rabbit hole. It's bizarre found footage of American soldiers witnessing a test bomb blast in a southern state around the sixties or seventies.

Bendito Machines

"Jossie Malis":http://www.kickstarter.com/profile/zumbakamera makes stunning videos that feel like Indonesian shadow theatre while telling the demise of a simple human-like species. The species' own love of machines earns its demise every time. Film IV (above) is my favourite.

Wicked Fireworks PSA From the 90s

If you can withstand the seven minutes this PSA takes to get its point across about fireworks safety, you're in for a real treat.

One Nine Nine Four

If you were to look back on my life and find the things that moulded me into what I am today, 90’s punk rock would be way up on that list. It was hard, fast, fun, political music that spoke…

Please Vote For Me

With the Alberta election only heartbeats away, it felt bittersweet to post this 2007 trailer. I first saw Please Vote For Me, a film about third-graders in China voting for their first class monitor ever, while finishing a World Education…

Mr. Rogers Has A Documentary??

Mr. Rogers, the loveable hipster-before-hipsters-even-existed; a cardigan-wearing child entertainer who after years in the biz has left us behind with a legacy. Even though he always frightened me as a child—his sick-sweet voice gave me the prickles—I’d still see this…

Everything is a Remix: Pt 4

Kirby Ferguson has released his fourth and final instalment of Everything is a Remix, and it is a damn masterpiece. We’ve written about this series before, but if you haven’t seen it, I recommend you watch them all. It’s a…

What Hope Looks Like in NYC

She pushes a cart full of sticky cans and bottles, hoping today she’ll have enough to feed her two kids who are only steps behind. Entre Nos is a Spanish foreign film about Mariana, a single mother of two young…

Pink Ribbons, Inc

Cancer is shitty. We can all probably agree that the faster we can find a cure, the better. It’s great that people are willing to put forth their hard-earned money to support the so-called fight against cancer, but where is…

The Richard Feynman Trilogy: The Physicist Captured in Three Films

Richard Feynman was a brilliant, outspoken physicist and (reluctant) recipient of the Nobel Prize. There were three documentaries and one TV series from producer, Christopher Sykes, that featured Feynman from 1981 to 1993. I’ve seen couple of them so far.…

Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class

This is a full-length documentary based on the book Class Dismissed by Pepi Leistyna. It explores the ways television and mainstream media depict the working class in our society. Fascinating, informative, and more relevant than ever. “Class Dismissed breaks important…