Jane’s Underrated (COMICBOOK!) Short Film of the Month

This month, it’s not so much underrated as WHY ISN’T IT A TV SERIES? It’s the turn of Michael Ashton, YouTube demigod of the short film genre. His ‘Lazy Teenage Superheroes’ is a excellent clash of comicbook cinematography, action, deadpan comedy, parody, homage and follows naturally from the successes of the likes of Kick Ass … Continue reading Jane’s Underrated (COMICBOOK!) Short Film of the Month

Band of Horses – Live in Manchester 19/11/12

Bozhe moyi, Tumblr has much to answer for! As well as the proliferation of nebula images (good) and Khloe Kardashian face GIFS (bad); seapunk (good) and anorexia pictures (bad), Community fansites (good) and bathetic (it’s a word, pimps) photos of handwritten notes of WHY ME? bratness (bad)… Tumblr is also partly responsible for the beautiful choice … Continue reading Band of Horses – Live in Manchester 19/11/12

Activism and new UK Film: How The Underground Recreated The Hero

[as written for Filmmaker Magazine NYC and Shooting People] In Emily James’ Just Do It, we watch news packages from major news outlets interlaced with POV footage from protestors scaling the giant cooler chimneys at the Ratcliffe Power Station. For a UK audience, a film like Just Do It is particularly subversive – even controversial. … Continue reading Activism and new UK Film: How The Underground Recreated The Hero