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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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 [...]
Grand Piano is a film that is so masterfully done that it seems silly one would ever have doubts that the story could be pulled off. Much of that has to do with the work of the blossoming director Eugenio Mira, who actually created animatics of the film to get everyone on the same page. Starring Elijah Wood as [...]
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