What is moyen metrage? It’s a French term for mid-length films, like a one hour tv special perhaps. Shorts we tend to think of as under 30 minutes, and features as over 80, so I think the English language needs a word for mid-length films. Now, there’s a huge difference between shorts and features, and […]
As the second Monday in May starts mental health awareness week, we thought he’d find six films that show what Hollywood thinks about mental illness. This list may expand as time goes on, but we feel these are most representative of the way society changes its views.
According to the Wiki people, “Studies show Latin American men understand masculinity to involve considerable childcare responsibilities, politeness, respect for women’s autonomy, and non-violent attitudes and behaviors.” Masculinity with a latin accent, or machismo, is being used as a word to describe criminals by the BBC and others. They are contending that traditional Spanish culture […]
I like people who talk about themselves. It’s more interesting than politics, or academic philosophy. Let me know what you’re doing, what you’re struggling with, what your dreams are, and I can see whether we can help each other. Now, increasingly, more and more LinkedIn titles are meaningless. They are philosophical sales pitches that tell […]
I can’t stand The Lorax. This year’s Peter Rabbit looks even worse. Most environmental films make my eyes roll because they are so badly written. To prove this isn’t some anti-green thing, I’ve chosen 5 green films that I actually enjoyed.
There’s a common misconception that writers get paid per word. But if you look carefully, only amateur writers, bloggers and diploma mills quote how much a writers should be paid “per word.” But we’ll get back to that later. “Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous.” – L Ron Hubbard, sci fi writer, 1948. […]
The UK government is cheating with inflation figures. For a while, camcorders were on the list of items in which prices were compared to overall inflation. Now, action cameras are. Why do I call this cheating? New tech always starts off expensive and drops in price. The initial price is what funds development. Then, after […]
Ever since LI acquired Lynda.com, I’ve noticed that the job recommendations have gotten even worse. I’m told I have only one of the ten top skills for a job, or often none of the top skills, yet it is recommended to me anyway. And no, these jobs do not match my previous job titles, and […]
With only two screens, Aberystwyth, may not seem like a logical home for a film festival, but in the 20 years since I’ve moved here, the town has hosted over 20 failed film festivals. And, I’m sure there have been many other failed festivals that I never heard about. Over those twenty years, only three […]
With recent scandals, we normally suspect a movie made in the director’s home. When the director is alone, it doesn’t matter whether the audition is in an office, an auditorium, or a hotel room, but hotel room usually seems suspect. Let’s return to a more innocent time, when many directors didn’t have bad intentions, they […]