A pass on Movie Pass

Movie Pass is supposed to provide subscribers as many movies as they want to watch in theaters for a $9.95 per month fee. It sounds wonderful. Then you meet the horror film in the details. The problem is that they are counting on offsetting the high cost of movies in…

Call Me by Your Name (2017)

Call Me by Your Name (2017) fills the screen with a multitude of textural and social elements to convey the story of a brief affair between two men, Elio and Oliver, set in 1983 Italy.  Art, sculptures, music, landscapes, architecture, natural sounds, fruit, meals, smoking, shimmering lakes, hikes and bicycle…

Filming a building in ruins can be later presented dramatically & informatively while using no narration and only adding music

The Castle from 700 years ago has trees growing out of it and no roofing remains, but the way the movie about it is edited draws the online viewer in as if they are right there in it’s fantastical past glory allowing the imagination to do the restoration read more…

Spacex again claims to have shot up and landed a rocket into and out of “space”. Looks more like special effects and hype.

In viewing a video preseneted by RUPTLY regarding what SpaceX claims is their successful rocket launch and land, I can’t help but notice some wildly peculiar oddities. For example, take a look at this snapshot from the movie and look at the foil to the right of this “rocket”. Foil…

Don’t do this

For some odd reason many moving image publishers feel they need to fill in blank space to the left and right of a vertical video but this is a bad idea. In looking at this wonderful report by KIVITV.com about what is called a dark sky reserve in Idaho, at…

Scrooges

The Puritans back in the 1600’s in New England in what is now called Boston, felt Christmas was an excess and had it declared illegal with a fine of $50 to anyone caught celebrating Christmas. They referred to Christmas as being Satanic. I don’t think retailers want you to know…

Shift happens

Critics are calling a new Netflix / Will Smith movie bad. Reference 1 Reference 2 This was also said at one time about silent films after the shift happened where new technologies helped add sound but this time it’s the other way around. Small screens at home keep getting bigger…

Slums Of Beverly Hills (1998)

This film has some interesting things going for it but it’s also rather boring and frustrating especially in that it brings us a little too close to yucky sexual exploration. I had to shut it off about mid way when we are taken into the bathroom with the teen girl…

Happy People: A Year In The Tiaga (2010)

The documentary looks at a remote area of inhabitants that mostly live off the land in Northern Russia Siberia along the River Yenisel. Dogs are a huge part of this film presented in a most natural habitat. The best part is learning how to train a dog to not get…