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Trailer for Cold In July 

Drive-like Synth Pop makes any move trailer cool.

The Editor 

A look at what us editors really do in our dark rooms

Trailer for Obvious Child 

Let’s Talk About Your Big Butt

nevver:

“Nothing is funnier than unhappiness.” ― Samuel Beckett

70sscifiart:

"Miller does an amazing job of telling three tales that give you a fairly clear picture of the origins and 1200+ year history of the Albertian Order of St. Leibowitz.
The first occurs as the world still struggles, several hundred years after a nuclear holocaust has left the planet a wreck and humanity stupid. A small order of monks, founded by a guy named Leibowitz, works to preserve what few books and memorabilia they can preserve from the wrecked culture and hope to see long dead Leibowitz canonized for his efforts to save the books.
The second shows us a medieval-ish time, several generations later, as science and culture of the prior world start to be interesting again… Welcome back politics!
The third shows humanity having surpassed our current level of technology, but still unable to stop war and conflict. Through these three stories Miller shows us both the beauty and futility of humanity.”

~A Canticle for Leibowitz, venerated science fiction masterpiece - Boing Boing

A shame more people haven’t heard of this book. A religion from a shopping list!

RIP Mickey Rooney, a man who never met a problem that couldn’t be solved by putting on a show. 

theroastedgut:

The Sunday Times Culture in One Take

Only Lovers Left Alive

Eve: How could you’ve lived for so long and still not get it?…You’ve been pretty lucky in love though, if I may say so.

Every aspect of the film is cool. Tom Hiddleston’s melodramatic suicidal Detroit recluse rock n roller is cool. Tilda Swinton’s knowledge absorbing ray of light in the night ghost of Tangier is cool. The fashion is cool, the instruments are cool, the mise en scene of their abodes is cool. Their love: Cool. COOL COOL COOL.

Jarmusch does a great job of creating a vampire movie that actually downplays it’s inherently campy vampiric tones in favor of using “hunger” as a metaphor for rock ‘n roll addiction. The movie is actually pretty lighthearted…ya know, for a vampire movie. And being a Jarmusch film, the soundtrack is awesome. Especially the inclusion of Yasmine Hamdan, whose performance changes one character’s perception of existence. 

Oh, and also being a Jarmusch movie, there is a heavy handed bit about Nikola Tesla and how his technology is criminally unappreciated. 

fantagraphics:

Noah Van Sciver

Pretty good representation of the NMH show at BAM this winter.

Shhh!

An animated short based on the comic by Jason

The Fisher King

Disabled Veteran (Tom Waits): “Guy goes to work every day, eight hours a day, seven days a week. Gets his nuts so tight in a vice that he starts questioning the very fabric of his existence. Then one day, ‘bout quitting time, Boss calls him into the office and says, “Hey Bob, whyncha come on in here and kiss my ass for me, will you?” Well, he says, “Hell with it. I don’t care what happens, I just want to see the expression on his face as I jab this pair of scissors into his arm. Then he thinks of me. He says, “Waitaminit. I got both my arms, I got both my legs. At least I’m not begging for a living. Sure enough, Bob’s gonna put those scissors down and pucker right up. See, I’m what you call kind of a “moral traffic light”, really. I’m like sayin’, “Red! Go no further! Boooo-ee boooo-ee boooo-ee…”

"A silly man’s life doesn’t have any less meaning than a serious man’s life. Both have the same struggles, the same sorts of hurdles to overcome, the same sorts joys and failures and triumphs"

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James Kochalka

Keep it silly