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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Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I dive right into Richard Linklater‘s 12-year intimate epic Boyhood. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in the coming week, including Noah, Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery, Guardians of the […]
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 […]
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