Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we get a Johnny Depp that is de-scarfed, revisit one of best schlock horror films of all-time, delve into some art, take a journey through some architecture, and then play catch up with Jake Johnson. Read More »

What Happens After You Get a Short Film Into Sundance?

I first learned about the work of director Bobby Miller when he e-mailed me in 2009. The subject line of his e-mail read “Hi Dave! Long Time Listener, first time…uhhhhhh” and he was contacting me to share with me his work from his amusing video show “The Best Short Films in the World.

Not too long afterwards, I heard rumblings about a short film that Bobby was writing and directing called Tub. I thought the premise was pretty out there; the logline of the film is “Paul jerked off in the shower. Paul just impregnated his bath tub.” Imagine my surprise when I found out that Miller’s film had been accepted into the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Not only that, it’s a pretty damn creepy and effective piece of work.

After the jump, see Bobby Miller’s Tub and learn more about what happens to a short film after it gets into Sundance.
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