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2nd Annual National Film Society Awards Announcement

by Stephen January 17, 2013

Filmmaker Dave Boyle’s indie romance “Daylight Savings” leads this year’s National Film Society Awards race with 3 nominations for actors Goh Nakamura, Yea-Ming Chen and Michael Idemoto. Boyle’s previous film “Surrogate Valentine” nearly swept last year’s NFS Awards, winning Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Picture. The only Barrel Man statuette […]

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An Alternative Perspective on the Best Picture Oscar Nominees

by Stephen January 10, 2013

This year’s Best Picture Oscar Nominees include a Palme d’Or winner from Cannes, a Best Dramatic Feature winner from Sundance, a super violent slavery-era spaghetti western, an adaptation of a highly acclaimed book about a boy and a tiger, another slavery-era movie about passing a law, the latest movie from the director who once blew […]

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Patrick’s Top 10 Films of 2012

by Patrick January 7, 2013

I didn’t have time to watch a lot of movies in the past year, so to be clear this is not an exhaustive list. These are just some films you should check out of if you haven’t had the chance yet. In no particular order… SAVE THE DATE I saw this at Sundance last year […]

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PBS Offbook Reveals the Future of Filmmaking

by Stephen January 5, 2013

Our friends at Kornhaber Brown just released a new episode of their awesome PBS Digital Studios show PBS Offbook, which really got me excited. “The Art of Creative Coding” explores how innovative artists are using the language of code to express themselves in groundbreaking ways. Like all Offbook episodes, this one features a wide variety […]

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Stephen’s Top 5 Favorite Movies + 5 More!

by Stephen January 4, 2013

Top 5 lists are tough because there’s always more selections that you wish you could add but don’t have space for. That’s why I’m listing my Top 5 Movies plus 5 bonus ones that didn’t make the cut! 5. THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED (2005) French auteur Jacques Audiard is my favorite filmmaker these […]

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National Film Society Rocks Out at C3: Conference for Creative Content

by Stephen November 1, 2012

Last weekend Patrick and I had the opportunity to attend C3: Conference for Creative Content, which was organized by Visual Communications, the wonderful folks behind the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. The two-day affair covered a variety of interesting show business topics from animation and reality television to video games and entertainment overseas. The […]




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