Beating out Pixar last night at the Academy Awards was William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Taking home the Best Animated Short prize, the 15-minute film takes a touching look at the power of storytelling with a mix of miniatures, computer animation and 2D animation. Last night it was available to download for free in HD from iTunes, but today it looks they’ve bumped up the price to $1.99. It remains on YouTube to stream for free (and below), but I highly recommend grabbing that HD version on iTunes for a much-deserved winner.
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With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming […]
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
I’m not sure I’d think much about diving into the work of Les Blank if only given a plot synopsis. His films, including a plethora now available in a stunningly thorough Criterion set, take on the esoteric sides of America, from bluegrass musicians to the wonders of polka to the taste of Creole cooking. These […]
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