Tag: jane mcconnell

  • Editor – Featured in The Guardian

    Editor – Featured in The Guardian

    Hello, editor Jane again. So, as Bear Grylls starts banging wildly on the speculation drum about how videogames are harmful to children – even though Bear does make money from video games… …(and watch him backtrack as soon as he has another media product to sell you, I swear…)- I thought it might be right […]

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

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

    WHAT WHAT WHAT of course there is a genre known as the Zombie Short Film! Now then, this is great stuff. 2 Hours, a 25 minute film directed by Michael Baliff, is certainly something that should set boots quaking for ultra high-budget The Walking Dead. This is ridiculously awesome for something that is so far […]

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

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

    This is a film by Albert Gonzalez – not one of the most successful hackers in history, but Texan filmmaker who’s sure to be a star of drama film in the future. With over 250,000 hits, this kid has made a glorious, romantic bildungsroman – and something which far exceeds what’s expected as part of […]

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

    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 […]

  • Underrated Short Film About Love?

    Underrated Short Film About Love?

    Q. What is the most underrated short film about love? A. It’s called ‘A Story for Tomorrow’, and it’s a wonderful journey of a couple who travel together.   Very inspiring – wouldn’t anyone love to do this…? And I can’t believe they’ve only done 5 minutes on this, it was clearly crying out for […]

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

    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 […]

  • Music Review: A Negative Narrative!

    Music Review: A Negative Narrative!

    Check out my review of 2:54’s new album on BBC 6Music blog favourite, A Negative Narrative! “Following in the stylishly-soled footsteps of female rock acts such as Dum Dum Girls and Warpaint – 2:54’s sound feels like its traveled and grown since their early gigs. Colette and Hannah have clearly done the work and transformed […]

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

    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. […]