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Best Netflix documentaries for July 2018

Netflix original documentaries and docuseries have been knocking it out of the park lately. Not only did Netflix win Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards this year, they've also racked up six nominations for Best Documentary Feature since 2014. So good! Let's get streaming.<p>Docuseries<p>The …

Top 10 books about North Korea

North Korea is many things. It is a violent tyranny led by a single family. It is a cold war relic that should have vanished decades ago. Yet it not only endures, it could yet become capable, along with Russia and China, of launching a long-range nuclear strike against the US.<p>Central to the …

Movies that have grossed more than $1bn – ranked!

<b>33.</b> <b>Transformers: Dark of the Moon</b> <b>(2011)</b><p>Michael Bay’s first smashy-robots sequel somehow remains the lumbering franchise’s mightiest financial hitter. <b>Total worldwide box-office gross:</b> <b>$1,123,794,079</b><p><b>32.</b> <b>Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest</b> <b>(2006)</b><p>Avast and furiously confusing: Dead Man’s Chest is …

Box Office

The new social networks you should join instead of Facebook, according to a Y Combinator partner

The past two weeks have been rough for Facebook. Some are deleting their accounts in protest of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, while others are decrying the death of social media, likening its effect on us to sugar or smoking.<p>But online socializing isn’t inherently bad for us, and just because …

Social Media

11 of the best books you can read in a week

If you want to emulate some of the most successful people in the world, you can start by reading books — lots of them.<p>From Elon Musk to Mark Cuban to Oprah Winfrey, the most powerful innovators in the world all read several hours a day.<p>But starting a new book can be a daunting task if you don't …

How Scene Transitions Make The Matrix Tight As Heck

<i>The Matrix</i> is one of those movies that’s tough to see with a fresh pair of eyes. Not only is it the kind of film that burns itself into your memory …

A Devastating Holocaust Documentary Proves VR Filmmaking Isn't Just a Gimmick

It’s really easy to mess up a film project about the Holocaust. The wrong tone, the wrong direction, and it can all go horribly awry. Add …

Never-before-published edition of Francis Ford Coppola’s notes and annotations on The Godfather

<i>The Godfather</i> is my favorite Christmas movie of all time. It’s a Christmas movie right? Well, it’s my favorite movie, and I watch it every year at …

What Is Apocalypse Now Really About? An Hour-Long Video Analysis of Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam Masterpiece

The distorted sounds of helicopter blades. The drunken punch that shatters the mirror. The "Ride of the Valkyries" attack. "I love the smell of …

Los Angeles

Script Download Links

100+ scripts made available by studios and production companies.<p>Here are active studio and production company links to download scripts from the last …

Screenwriting

Christopher Nolan’s Favorite Films and Where to Stream Them

<i>In addition to being an outspoken proponent of actual film, Christopher Nolan is also a noted cinephile. Here are some of his favorites.</i><p>“My dad took …

5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Become a Better Cinematographer

If you want to up your cinematography game, here are a few tips that'll help you do it.<p>Whether professional or not, everybody and their mom is out …

5 Common Film Color Schemes - Cinematic Color Design

<b>Being able to use color to create harmony, or tension within a scene, or to bring attention to a key visual theme can be used to spectacular effect.</b> …

Sensual, Emotional, & Titillating: 3 Ways to Shoot a Sex Scene

There's more than one way to shoot a sex scene.<p>There's more to shooting a sex scene than just T&A—and D&MB (MB is for "Man Butt"). The way you shoot …

Top 10 seaside novels

From Graham Greene to John Banville, many writers have been drawn to the dangerous transformations of stories told on the shore. Not exactly beach reading, these are some of the best<p>Through the lens of literature, something interesting happens to the world of sand and sea, harbours and hotels. In …

Popular YouTuber gets shot at while catching Pokémon

Since launching earlier this week, Pokémon Go is quickly gaining traction and people keep stumbling upon Pokémon in the weirdest places. But it seems the hunt to catch them all has finally gone wrong for someone… sort of.<p>In his latest video, popular YouTuber Lanceypooh decided to record his Go …

The New Yorkers who live exclusively via Airbnb: 'Home is where the Wi-Fi is' | How We Live Now

11 Treetop Walks Designed For Nature Lovers

Much like suspension bridges, tree top walks are a great way to get close to nature and see the world from a new perspective.<p>The series of bridges …

How Industrial Light and Magic Used Practical Effects to Create the Impossible

Check out this behind-the-scenes look at the legendary studio's VFX work on <i>Star Wars</i> and <i>Indiana Jones</i> in the '80s.<p>It's hard to believe, but <i>Star Wars</i> …

8 Advanced Cinematography & Blocking Techniques Used in 'Iron Man'

Even if you're not into watching big budget superhero flicks, you might want to be into learning about the craft of cinematography from them.<p>Although …

Cinematography

Apple's VRKit may help it compete with Google's Daydream

Google is bringing VR to Android in a big way with Daydream, which gives developers and manufacturers tools to build great hardware and software. It’s a step ahead of Apple, but that lead may be short-lived.<p>What’s Daydream?<p>Daydream is Google’s new plan for VR on Android. It provides the tools …

What is a Cine Lens and Why must it be different from a Photo Lens?

A lens is a lens, right? Of course not. To compare lenses on the basis of superficial features like focal length, T-stop, weight, price, brand, etc., …

4 Cinematic Techniques Iñárritu Emboldens Us To Try

Can Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “visual poetry” push you outside of your cinematic comfort zone?<p>We are big fans of the never-ending fountain of …

Iain Pears' app-based novel shortlisted for Arthur C Clarke award

Arcadia joins works by Becky Chambers, Adrian Tchaikovsky, JP Smythe, Dave Hutchinson and Nnedi Okorafor<p>Iain Pears’ Arcadia, a novel that also comes in the form of an interactive app, is competing with a series of stories set in space for the Arthur C Clarke award for science fiction.<p>Pears’ novel, …

Houses made from cardboard? Really? It's true, and these people are making them

Would you believe us if we told you that this little home, named the <i>Wikkelhouse</i>, was actually made out of cardboard? That’s exactly what the Dutch …

Design

The ultimate guide to 3D technologies

We’ve been hearing about how 3D and “holograms” will become an integral part of lives for a long time.<p>It infuses our pop culture, and from Panasonic’s first commercialized first 3D TV system in 2010 to our present day fascination with VR/AR, it has become more and more of a focus for both our …

Top 10 books on Vladimir Putin's Russia

I used fiction to depict the catastrophe that the president has inflicted on Russia, but these terrifying stories about him include much nonfiction<p>The Russia of President Vladimir Putin is both wearyingly familiar and appallingly unique. A corrupt pseudo-democracy run for personal enrichment by its …

The Supermarket Must Die. App-Fueled Services Can Kill It | WIRED

There is no greater temple to our industrialized food system than the American supermarket. With its bins of megafarmed produce, attention-seeking …

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime review – disturbing history

In her new book, Harvard historian Elizabeth Hinton tracks the way liberal American politicians, not the conservative Republicans, brought us the mass incarceration black Americans suffer today<p>What if the mass incarceration and policing of African Americans in the United States was conceived not by …

Civil Rights