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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
Giveaway: 12 Years a Slave Blu-ray News

Giveaway: 12 Years a Slave Blu-ray

This is a big one, folks! We’re giving away two blu-ray copies of 12 Years a Slave, which took home several awards this year including Oscars for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay, an armful of Independent Spirit Awards, and a truckload more. This is your chance to own one of the best Read More
2014 Oscar Winners Awards

2014 Oscar Winners

The big winner Oscar Sunday was Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, winning seven awards including Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Visual Effects. Though for the second year in a row, the winner for Best Director did not go on to win the top prize of Best Picture. Instead the honors went to 12 Years 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
Omar Movie

Omar

A few shades darker than your average thriller, writer-director Hany Abu-Assad’s Omar, a nominee for the 2014 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, explores the psychological trauma endured by the eponymous Palestinian twentysomething (Adam Bakri) and his childhood friends Amjad (Samer Bisharat) and Tarek (Eyad Hourani) as they struggle to survive in the violently, psychologically oppressive Read More
Oscar Analysis 2014: Best Documentary Awards

Oscar Analysis 2014: Best Documentary

If there’s one thing in common between Best Foreign Film and Best Documentary, it’s that no matter what you’re gonna piss somebody off. That’s what happened this year when two popular documentaries didn’t get past the shortlist: Stories We Tell and Blackfish. 2013 was actually a terrific year for documentaries, but the best of the Read More
Oscar Analysis 2014: Best Foreign Film Awards

Oscar Analysis 2014: Best Foreign Film

Where to begin with the Foreign Language Film category? The nomination process will always annoy people: Foreign countries submit one film they consider their ‘best’ for the year, said list is whittled down to 9 films, and a small committee chooses their 5 favourites from the shortlist. This year was also, unsurprisingly, home to some Read More
Oscar Analysis 2014: Best Adapted Screenplay Awards

Oscar Analysis 2014: Best Adapted Screenplay

The Best Adapted Screenplay category is the lesser exciting of the two screenplay categories because of the lack of competition within the group of nominees, as well as the lack of films to choose from this year in general. The clear frontrunner this year is John Ridley for 12 Years a Slave, a film about Read More
Oscar Analysis 2014: Best Original Screenplay Awards

Oscar Analysis 2014: Best Original Screenplay

The screenplay category is notorious for giving smaller indie films a chance for recognition that they may not receive anywhere else on Oscar night. That is not exactly the case this year as all but one (Blue Jasmine) of these nominees received a Best Picture nod (though really only one (American Hustle) is considered an Read More