Not everyone agrees with the academy results. Rather than predicting who would win the big awards, we’ve decided to wait for the elites to pick their winners and then list the films that we enjoyed the most.
Every year, around the world, heads of state give Christmas messages. The first time a British Monarch gave such a speech was 1932, when George V said the following. (If you are patriotic, British, and love history, then this might bring tears to your eyes. Otherwise, it might help you sleep.) So, what do we at […]
Usually, when people talk about “group think” they are condemning bad decisions. Yet when they talk about “consensus” they are implying that the group or crowd must be right. When good leaders make bad decisions because advisers not only fail to speak up, but fail to even consider that better options may be available, that’s […]
Mountains out of molehills First published on Social Media: Mar 1, 2016 I had many titles for this post. The ass-u-mers, The Bore Who Cried Adolf, A Pipe is just a Pipe, but most of them were, well, a bit hyperbolic. Anyway, take a look at the image above for a few seconds, and […]
If you ask us the price of producing a one minute film, sorry, you can’t multiply that by 100 to make a hundred minute film. As the project gets bigger, things get more complicated. It’s like comparing a shed and a skyscraper. You have to take into account the one reel rule. So, what is […]
There are many great films about entrepreneurship, and the importance of a great team. Two of my favourite are the first Ghostbusters (1984) and the first Cool Runnings (1993). I haven’t seen the remake of Ghostbusters, I’m not a real fan of remakes. Now, here’s a little game: Which of these are you?
At Ptara, I directed two microbudget feature films. Make that nanobudget. One had a crew of two (excluding the three actors, who also crewed, and a few kids who helped out on sound one day), the other was basically me editing a large variety of footage to make it coherent. There were challenges in both, […]
“SenatorJPO” appeared to be going places. He was an honours student at Wisconsin’s finest Universities, with a BA and MA to his name. Then he graduated and appeared to be lost in the reality of underemployment. He’s now taking on the educational establishment, as well as public radio, with his own public service radio show. For […]
Scientists in Nevada have proven that insulting people actually makes them want to do business with you. If you accuse conservatives of being racist, or liberals of being traitors, they start to like you, says Dr. Maidup of Jusjoshing University in Southern Nemoland County. Generalizing about people who disagree with you, or labelling people […]
I hate the tech-heavy narcissism of the Internet. Yes, Shakespeare mentioned the theatre in his plays, but none of his protagonists were full-time stage actors. Montaigne acknowledged what he was doing, but he didn’t go on and on about the craft of writing essays. Did Caxton repeatedly publish books about publishing? No. Not even film is […]