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How Paul Thomas Anderson Selectively Defined Two Decades of Music Videos

A look back at the auteur's work in the smaller, more musical medium.<p>Unlike his peers Spike Jonze, Sofia Coppola, or David Fincher, Paul Thomas Anderson never spent a formative period in the music video coal mines, crafting eye-popping images for '90s buzz bands and pop ingenues, as his public …

Indie Music

The Best Films of SXSW 2016

The <b>2016 SXSW Film Festival</b> is over, so you know what that means: it’s time to sift through the wreckage and hand out imaginary awards created by a …

SXSW Film

Building A Modern Brand: Strategy, Creativity and Agility

Building brands in the mad men era was a relatively straight forward endeavor…<p>A brand needed to effectively communicate its value to the consumer, …

11 Cocktails to Make with Just 2 Ingredients

Because stores (and bars) may not be open on Christmas Day—when you need a drink most.<p>Overcomplicated drinks have a habit of coming out during the …

31 Hilarious Holiday Cards Guaranteed To Get You In The Spirit

"I hope you love the present you told me to buy for you."<p>Shopping for holiday cards can be unnecessarily stressful. Finding a card that’s both hilarious and thoughtful is no small feat. If you’re still hunting for the perfect holiday card, look no further. We’ve rounded up 31 hilarious cards that …

Letterpress

SUPER DRUNK Is a Superhero Short Film Written and Acted by Drunk People

How to Live Your Best Life, According to a Roman Emperor

Marcus Aurelius has been read for 1800 or so years now and he’s arguably just as relevant today as he was when he was ruler of the Roman …

10 Reasons Why Stanley Kubrick Is The Greatest Director Who Ever Lived

Kubrick reigns supreme. He is the top of the pantheon. His is a unique, irreplaceable vision and he died before his time, leaving an incomparable …

Stanley Kubrick

Nine films to watch at Cannes

Old Age

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

Self-improvement

The Top 10 Films Of The 2015 Cannes Film Festival

"Inside Out," "Amy" and more.<p>In the dreary apartments of film journalists across the world, suitcases overflowing with dirty clothes sit in bedrooms …

Top 10

Metal 3D Printing Startup MatterFab Raises $5.75 Million From GE Ventures

MatterFab wants to change the way metal 3D printing is done by making the process more scalable and affordable. It’s raised $5.75 million in funding to continue to refine its 3D printing technology and get its printers onto the production lines of industrial manufacturers.<p>The MatterFab 3D printer …

Cinema Tarantino: The Making of Pulp Fiction

The first independent film to gross more than $200 million, Pulp Fiction was a shot of adrenaline to Hollywood’s heart, reviving John Travolta’s career, making stars of Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, and turning Bob and Harvey Weinstein into giants. How did Quentin Tarantino, a high-school …

How Christopher Nolan Balances Box Office Bucks With Artistic Cred

A critically-acclaimed director whose movies have grossed $4.9 billion worldwide, Christopher Nolan is a rare breed of filmmaker who can churn out franchises such as the <i>Batman</i> series and earn Academy Award nominations for co-writing unconventional films like 2000′s <i>Memento</i> and 2010′s <i>Inception</i>.<p>During …

Comic Books

Why Screenwriting Is So Difficult by UCLA Professor Richard Walter

<i>What do you think?</i> <b>Watch the video</b><p><b>and comment on Youtube!</b><p><b>CONNECT WITH RICHARD</b><p>Richard Walter is an author, educator, screenwriter, commentator, …

Watch: 2.5 Hours of Video Essays Explore the Filmography of Wes Anderson

If you’re tired of yet <i>another</i> tired Wes Anderson parody video hitting the web, then today we have something that actually takes an informed, …

10 Wes Anderson-Like Movies Not By Wes Anderson

6. Pirate Radio aka The Boat that Rocked (2009)<p>Fans of Team Zissou are most likely to appreciate this dry comedy set on the high seas. Inspired by …

George Mason

Listen to Rian Johnson’s 30-Minute Conversation With Christopher Nolan For ‘Interstellar’

Bringing in nearly $700 million worldwide, <i>Interstellar</i> didn’t rack up as much as <b>Christopher Nolan’</b>s last original sci-fi venture, but one imagines …

Interstellar VFX research leads to scientific paper on wormholes

Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic, nominated for an Oscar for Best Visual Effects, has led to new scientific discoveries<p>When it comes to the movies, science fiction and science fact are usually world's apart. Films might be based on real-life research and theories, but the truth is often stretched to …

Wormholes

At the Algonquin Hotel: A Conversation With Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson and I had our third, and longest, <i>Grand Budapest Hotel</i> conversation in February 2014 at the Algonquin Hotel. Our conversation lasted a …

Framing

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Watch this supercut showing Quentin Tarantino's stylish use of sound

Quentin Tarantino is well known for making visual homages to the film styles he loves the most, particularly spaghetti westerns, martial arts epics, and '70s blaxploitation films. Part of that process means paying particular attention to sound design, capturing every <i>swoosh</i> and <i>clang</i> in just the …

Quentin Tarantino

Pixar’s 22 Golden Rules of Storytelling

Back in 2011, then Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats (now freelancing) tweeted 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar. Coats learned the …

How Bitcoin Will End World Poverty

William Blair partner Brian Singer explains how Bitcoin and blockchain encryption has a greater ability to bring more of the world’s population out of poverty than anything we’ve seen in decades.<p>FORBES: And is bitcoin the currency of the future? Or is it the payment system they’re …

Blockchain

Stop Reading This Post Until You Have Written Your Screenplay for 20 Minutes!

If you are reading this sentence, you have either a) written your screenplay for the past 20 minutes; or b) you are not following instructions and …

IMPROVISING SCREENPLAYS: The Procrastination Productivity Checklist

<i>In</i> Improvising Screenplays<i>, improvisational actor Brett Wean shares how the concepts of improvisation can be applied to the work — and play — of</i> …

The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …

Biotechnology