My Top 25 Films of 2014 (Thus Far)

My Top 25 Films of the Year (in no particular order): 

  • Birdman (Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu)
  • Whiplash (Directed by Damien Chazelle)
  • The Guest (Directed by Adam Wingard)
  • Why Don’t You Play In Hell? (Directed by Sion Sono)
  • The Dog (Directed by François Keraudren, Allison Berg)
  • Tusk (Directed by Kevin Smith)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (Directed by James Gunn)
  • The Fault in Our Stars (directed by Josh Boone)
  • Jodorowsky’s Dune (Directed by Frank Pavich) 
  • Palo Alto (Directed by Gia Coppola)
  • Blue Ruin (Directed by Jeremy Saulnier)
  • Cheap Thrills (Directed by E.L. Katz)
  • The Sacrament (Directed by Ti West)
  • Under the Skin (Directed by Jonathan Glazer)
  • Nightcrawler (Directed by Dan Gilroy)
  • We Are The Best! (Directed Lukas Moodysson)
  • Frank (Directed by Lenny Abrahamson)
  • Cold in July (Directed by Jim Mickle)
  • Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 (Directed by Lars von Trier)
  • Life Itself (Directed by Steve James)
  • The Rover (Directed by David Michôd)
  • Fury (Directed by David Ayer)
  • Saturday Night (Directed by James Franco)
  • Joe (Directed by David Gordon Green)
  • Obvious Child (Directed by Gillian Robespierre)

We are cheering for Lenny Abrahamson for Best Director for his film FRANK along with Michael Fassbender for Best Supporting Actor, Maggie Gyllenhaal for Best Supporting Actress, Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan for Best Screenplay and Stephen Rennicks For Best Music! 

We’re also cheering on our friend, Nick Rowland and his film SLAP which is up for Best British Short!

Be sure to watch the Moet British Independent Film Awards Live Stream Today, December 7th, hosted by Getty Images.  Live Stream: HERE and HERE

Nominees:  HERE

Moet BIFA Twitter:  HERE

Michael Fassbender Online

SCV Percussion appreciation master post

Unseen Photos of the Vietnam War, Taken By Veterans by Ellyn Kall on Petapixel.

“These images usually sit in a box untouched or viewed,” says photo editor Kendra Rennick, who has spent hours poring over and dusting off the slides that lie tucked away, hidden somewhere in the houses of Vietnam War Veterans. These images are the ones the photojournalists missed, the ones that never made it to the Associated Press; they’re the pictures soldiers took while overseas, palling around with one another and venturing into the neighborhoods that surrounded them.

Link directly to The Vietnam Slide Project 

Founder Kendra Rennick says her goal,“… is to curate a collection of imagery shot by servicemen and women who served in Vietnam. I am most interested in photo slides for their aesthetic, as well as slides’ original intention. The idea that slides are shot with the hopes of being shown to a group of people and projected on a wall interests me. Most people have no way of viewing their slides so they usually sit in a box untouched or viewed.”

Related link: Arts of War on the Vietnam Veterans of America site.
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