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Religulous

Political humourist Bill Maher and Borat director Larry Charles teamed up last year to make the doco Religulous. A very amusing look at the role religion plays in people’s lives and how they have come to and subsequently defended their religious stance, it’s satirical and very anti-religion but manages to be both highly amusing and thought provoking in an uncomfortable ‘how are people so fucking stupid’ kind of way. If you missed it’s theatre release, it’s being streamed for free at the Atheist Nation site. Watch the full film here via Athiest News...

posted on: Jan 18, 2009 | author: thedirtymexican

Objectified Trailer

Objectified is the latest project by Gary Hustwit, the director of the fantastic Helvetica. Objectified is a look at the world of industrial design and how it impacts our day to day lives. “It’s a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. It’s about the people who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability. It’s about our relationship to mass-produced objects and, by extension, the people who design them.” Visit the site to read up on it more. From the trailer above it looks very similar to Helvetica visually, which, for those who haven’t seen it, is a good...

posted on: Jan 15, 2009 | author: thedirtymexican

Justice Doco Styles

Romain Gavras, the man behind the epic video for Stress, and So-Me, responsible for the visual chicanery of D.A.N.C.E and DVNO, have collaborated with Justice once again. A Cross the Universe follows the band on a 20 day tour across the USA and while I haven’t had a chance to watch the full DVD yet, the above trailer with its promise of drugs, sex, alcohol, more sex, violence, girls and crazy Americans has me very intrigued. There’s a nice little interview with Gavras on the Creative Review blog where he comes across with what can only be described as typical French insolence despite only answering 10 short questions. His disdain is palatable throughout – to give you a...

posted on: Dec 3, 2008 | author: thedirtymexican

Part of the Weekend Never Dies

Part of the Weekend Never Dies is an epic looking film by Saam Farahand. The director followed Soulwax around the globe and took in 120 of their shows, capturing life on the road for the group and their interaction with friends, fans and contemporaries along the way. The film was doing the festival circuit earlier this year and got great reviews. Those of us who missed out on seeing it in theaters can rest easy, the DVD is now available. Check out the trailer above or visit the super trippy website...

posted on: Sep 24, 2008 | author: thedirtymexican

Beautiful Losers – Make Something from Nothing...

Thomas Campbell, Shepard Fairey, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Harmony Korine, Geoff McFetridge , Barry McGee, Mike Mills, Stephen Powers and Ed Templeton If you are in to graffiti, street art or are a pop culture snob – these names should ring some bells for you. If not, all the more reason to get school by this film: these are perhaps some of the most significant figures in today’s art world. Until recently, most of their stories of how they came to be was not well known – until a few years ago when artist Aaron Rose and director Joshua Leonard decided to create the documentary film Beautiful Losers. The Sidetrack Films production highlights how unrelated individuals...

posted on: Aug 27, 2008 | author: Edna

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