Completed as a Requirement for RTVF 167, San Diego City College Spring 2014
Not in the mood for the mindless re-boots and big budget epics? Don’t worry there’s tons of quirky indie films coming your way this month.
i-D february 2000 “digital downtime” alek wek photographed by mark mattock
Here today at the New York Film Festival are director Jim Jarmusch and the otherworldy Tilda Swinton discussing his new film Only Lovers Left Alive. A pretty cool take on vampire films. Jarmusch fans are gonna really like it. Music is super with a soundtrack by his sometimes collaborator Joszef Van Wissem. Also songs by Wanda Jackson, Charlie Feathers and a nice dance scene done to an old Denise Lasalle soul nugget-pp(@psquaremedia) #jimjarmusch #tildaswinton #onlyloversleftalive #NYFF http://instagram.com/p/fTTazGGGkp/
Lily Loofbourouw wonders “Why We Watch Netflix in the Middle of the Night”, and takes a look at how Netflix has changed the way we interact with our favorite shows:
Netflix isn’t just The Way We Watch Now, the way Annie said, it’s The Way We Go Back To Sleep Now too. These days we can choose the perfect mood to chase away the nightmare, or the anxiety, or — less successfully — the sad. TV has gotten a lot more intimate, more entwined with our subconscious, closer. In this sense, shows have come to function as music, more symphonic poem than story, more repeating theme than plot.