Axiom - Geoffrey Crete
This is a lovely, painful, paranoid, and dark science fiction film that envisions a future not entirely unlike our present. He has a mangled leg, but more importantly, there is a strange symbol scratched onto his eye. This symbol is actually the crux to the story, and part of why I connected to it so thoroughly. You may want to hold on, I'm going to do some strange mental gymnastics. You see, a film is an image scratched on to the eye. It opens up our vision to new possibilities, and we so often reject them until the absolute moment we must reject them, remove them, attempt to destroy them before they destroy us. This is an apt metaphor, and I can say that it is one of those films that made me think, and worry a little, because there was a little of myself in the main character. It maybe ran a touch long for the material, but there was no weak aspect in the production or acting. You can learn more at http://geoffreycrete.com/
If Robots Were Programmed By The Internet - Molly Brown
Fun fun fun!!! LOL! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OK, now that that's done with, this is a series of four short segments that look at robots and internet cuolture, focusing on the impact of memes. That's the meta view, I guess. It's a fun animation, and it reminded me of those great early computer animation collages done in the early and mid-1990s. I really think this one is a ton of fun, and there's some thought to it too!
Kill, My Lovely -
Noir's hard to do in color. I've always felt that without the black-and-white, without the stark shadows, there's no feeling that something is lurking beneath. In a way, a traditional Noir is more akin to a horror film than a police procedural. This film jumps around a bit, at least in my eyes, and I actually had a bit of trouble following at points. The acting is great, as the conflict comes through not only in the plot, but in the way our lead (played with a combination of reserve and reposte by Ross D. Seymour) and the love interest interact and react to the situation. I found this to be a very enjoyable view, even if it lost me a couple of times. By the way, I could problably write a helluva article about the poster design here. The elements of classic Noir posters are all there, but the updated feel is fresh, and the composition really striking. You can find out more at http://justinseibel.com/film/Kill,_My_Lovely.html