Sure, Game of Thrones’ Battle of the Bastards aired a couple of weeks ago and many things have happened in life and on the Internet since then. But we can’t stop thinking about it, because we have a very bad case of Game of Thrones withdrawals. Luckily, CineFix goes in deep on the epic sequence and examines why it was…
If you have some free time, watch this 20 minute dive into why Stanley Kubrick was such a master filmmaker. If you don’t have some free time, make some. Channel Criswell’s look into the cinematic experience of Stanley Kubrick is so well done and so well researched that it’s absolutely worth checking out.
Welcome to the first edition of the Sploid Short Film Festival, a celebration of great storytelling and awesome eye candy. We will select the best short films of 2015 in the next five months leading to a November award ceremony at Gawker Media’s theater on Fifth Avenue in New York.
In Andrée Wallin’s short film State Zero, you know things are going to hit the fan and that the mission will go south but you don’t know when. The world Wallin creates is mysteriously dead and the fear in the characters is real so you know it’ll happen soon, you just have to enjoy the tense ride until it’s done.
When a film sends a robot back into time to kill a baby, it's always going to bring back memories of the Terminator movies. But this short, Future Hero by Ramin Serry, is so much sillier and goofier and weirder that you almost forget about Ahnold. It's about a lazy dad and his future, time traveling son battling a…
This great short film—written and directed by Ray Wong—tells the story of a young couple that one day finds out there is a hole in their backyard with awesome powers: It duplicates any organic life that falls into it. That uncanny discovery ends up affecting their life and, of course, their relationship.
Take a big bowl. Add one cup of The Matrix, two table spoons of Inception, and a few drops of District 9 essence. Whisk it up until even and you'll get Sundays: A proof-of-concept short film directed by Mischa Rozema that, hopefully, will soon be turned into a feature.
I'm flabbergasted. I have never seen anything like the closeup images of marine life captured in this short film by Sandro Bocci. Most of them truly look like beings from another planet.
Susi Sie refuses to use computer animation and effects. She just likes to explore all kinds of physical substances and push it around to create amazing animations. Some of her work defies belief as in "I can't bloody believe these are made just using real stuff and not computers." This is her showreel:
I was zombied-out after Dawn of the Dead and Night of the Living Dead, the seminal horror movies by filmmaker George A. Romero, but apparently you kids keep loving those dumb walking corpses. You will like this fantastically crafted 3D animation short, which feels like the beginning of a full feature.
Greg McLeod—from BAFTA Award-winning animation studio The Brothers McLeod—created "one second of animation every day for the 365 days of the year 2013." According to him, there was "no storyline, script or storyboard. The ideas come from things read, seen or experienced on the day." Brilliant.
This hilarious short film by creative agency Studio Hansa shows a regular day in a corporate office. A place where everybody seems to be waiting for an opportunity to hurt you in the most sadistic way. Sometimes it really feels that way.
Despite a million heartaches, I'm still a sucker for love-at-first-sight and love-against-all-odds stories. Kismet Diner is the perfect example: A waitress sings songs to a patron she has a crush on, but he always ignores her advances. Or does he? Watch it. I'm sure you're going to like it—but get some Kleenex ready.
Without further commentary, here's a new short film set to Robert F. Kennedy speech at the Cleveland City Club, on April 5, 1968: The Mindless Menace of Violence. After today's events in France, it seems appropriate. Senator Kennedy was assassinated on June 6, 1968, only two months after these words. Dr. King was…
Ali Vingiano made another hilarious subtitled short, this time dedicated to all of your who had to bring your significant other to meet your parents over the holidays (or worse, those who will have to do it this year. I'm sorry! Best of luck!)Like the previous one, this short is funny because it's exactly how it is.
BAFTA-winning animator Jonathan Hodgson said Rabbit and Deer—a short film by Péter Vácz and Attila Bertóti—"is a stunningly directed and beautifully crafted play on the universal conflict of emotional incompatibility." He's completely right. Some of the best 15 minutes I've spend in front a screen this year.
Director Alexander Engel sent us his short This Is It—a 3-minute look into the daily life of roommates with a dialog entirely constructed with questions. It is funny because this is really it, this is exactly how it is. My advice: Don't live with a roommate. Try to avoid it at all costs because all roommates suck at…
A reader sent us this amazing animated short film he did. It tells the story of a suburban house put up for sale that one day decides to leave everything behind and hit the road to see the world. A quirky story with a heart-melting ending.
Watch this excellent video that New Zealand-based production house Cirkus made for Airbnb. The detail and aesthetics are worthy of a Henry Selick movie or one of those precious vignettes from a Wes Anderson movie. 60 seconds that are pure gold.