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Way Too Indie Hangout #3 – Film Festival Experiences and Best Films We’ve Seen in 2014 (so far) Features

Way Too Indie Hangout #3 – Film Festival Experiences and Best Films We’ve Seen in 2014 (so far)

In our Way Too Indie Hangout #3, we discuss our experiences from festivals such as Cannes, TIFF, and SFIFF. Topics range from proper film festival etiquette, selecting our favorite seats, and if reactions are exaggerated during festivals. We also talk about what the best films we’ve seen in 2014 so far. Be sure to click Read More
12 Best Apocalyptic Films Features

12 Best Apocalyptic Films

Hollywood has long loved to peer into its crystal ball and imagine the many ways humanity may meet its end. Turns out grand scale destruction tends to be surprisingly cinematic, and morbidly entertaining. So in honor of the release of Darren Aronofsky’s film Noah, that most epic of apocalyptic tales and arguably the first due Read More
Way Too Indie’s Secret Stash #1 Features

Way Too Indie’s Secret Stash #1

In our first installment of Way Too Indie’s Secret Stash, filmmaker Eddie Mullins (DOOMSDAYS) shares three super-obscure and totally excellent films for you to seek out, watch, love, and show off to your friends! Every film geek loves having little-known gems of films in their back pocket that they can whip out to their friends Read More
Way Too Indie Hangout #2 – Spirit Award Reactions and If Indie Film Is Cannibalizing Features

Way Too Indie Hangout #2 – Spirit Award Reactions and If Indie Film Is Cannibalizing

In our second Way Too Indie hangout, we discuss what we’ve been watching, share our reactions to the Oscars and Independent Spirit Awards, and ponder whether or not the independent film industry is cannibalizing itself. Heavy stuff this week, kids! Be sure to click subscribe and give us a “like” if you enjoy the show. Read More
10 Best Film Spirit Award Winners of All Time Features

10 Best Film Spirit Award Winners of All Time

Over the past 28 years the Independent Spirit Awards have recognized and awarded independent films that often get overshadowed during the popularity contest that surrounds most award shows. Many of the previous Spirit Award winners are now household names (Darren Aronofksy, Coen brothers, Robert Altman, Steven Soderbergh, David O. Russell), and furthered their careers from Read More
Way Too Indie Hangout #1 – Spirit Award and Oscar Predictions Features

Way Too Indie Hangout #1 – Spirit Award and Oscar Predictions

In our first Way Too Indie Hangout video chat, Bernard Boo (writer), Dustin Jansick (editor-in-chief), and Ananda Dillon (editor), discuss the films that we have watched recently which include; Charlie Stratton’s In Secret (review), Eliza Hittman’s It Felt Like Love (review to come), and Sebastian Silva‘s Magic Magic. The main topics in this episode reveal Read More
Weekend Streaming Recommendations: The Hunt, Into the Wild, From Beyond, & More Features

Weekend Streaming Recommendations: The Hunt, Into the Wild, From Beyond, & More

Welcome to WTI’s Weekend Streaming Recommendations where I recommend 4-5 films that under-watched, under-appreciated, or just plain old personal favorites. My goal is to take the hassle out of deciding which film to stream on the plethora of streaming sites that populate the internet. To make your streaming life easier, I include which platform each film Read More
Video Essay: Mise En Scène & The Visual Themes of Wes Anderson Features

Video Essay: Mise En Scène & The Visual Themes of Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson has become a film genre. Even Saturday Night Live did a spoof on this notion, re-envisioning a modern horror film as a Wes Anderson comedy for one of their digital shorts. And although the auteur would not likely refer to himself as a “genre”, the evidence is onscreen in every one of his Read More
Video Essay: Social Anthropology In Narratives of Darren Aronofsky Features

Video Essay: Social Anthropology In Narratives of Darren Aronofsky

From the outset, the films of Darren Aronofsky seem as different from each other as any filmography can be. There’s the microbudget black and white feature debut Pi; the drug-addled, head-spinning Requiem For A Dream; the ambitious, time-spanning love odyssey that is The Fountain; the Dardenne Brothers-influenced intimacy of The Wrestler; the psycho-sexual ballet drama Read More