Waiting: A New Short Film by Sandip Pratihar

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“Like is not Love.” – Sunil Gongopadhay By E.J. Wickes Image (above) from “Waiting” hen I first saw the trailer for Waiting, a new short film written by Binod Ghoshal and directed by Bengali filmmaker Sandip Pratihar, I was immediately … Read More

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Luminarium: The Architects of Air

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“Architects of Air build ‘luminaria’ – monumental inflatable structures designed to generate a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and color.” By EJ Wickes Image (above) from derby.graphics, Architects of Air’s Luminarium, exterior. o, I’m walking around Downtown … Read More

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Finding the Indie Aesthetic: The Visual Art of Filmmaking

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“Through film, the painter is able to create a more complete and articulate sensory universe. Like painting, film can also be a pro-active tool to communicate social issues, inspire and educate. Independent filmmaking is often characterized by these attributes.” By … Read More

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Indie Film Invasion: Arthouse Cinema from India with Love

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“I do not accept the art and commerce divide in cinema. I maintain that you either have a good film or a bad film.” – Sakti Sengupta, Discovering Indian Independent Cinema: The Films of Girish Kasaravalli By Jillian West Image … Read More

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The Wife’s Letter: A Film by Aneek Chaudhuri

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“In my film, ‘The Wife’s Letter’ I’m working on a project that symbolizes Tagore, and here I must say that in this film, his short story has been used as a prop; however the core essence is designed with Dali’s … Read More

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Sita: Indie Film from India with a Social Conscience

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”Every twenty minutes someone in the world becomes a victim of rape.” By EJ Wickes Image (above), Sita, a desperate woman in fear for her life wasn’t sure what to expect when I began watching “Sita”, a short film by … Read More

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Art Imitates Life Completely: How Well Does Life Imitate Art?

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“If Art imitates Life: Is it fair to ask why society does not critique itself to the degree that Artists critique themselves and the world around them?” By EJ Wickes “Art Imitating Life” (above) by Kristine Schomaker he familiar phrase … Read More

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Gutterballs: I Warned You Not to Bowl Tonight

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A Film by Alastair Gamble Review by Jerimiah Anderson White Douglas ver the past several years horror movie aficionados and gore hounds alike have been treated to a resurgence in the “slasher” film, which comes much needed after the dry … Read More

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Misery and the Marines: Invaluable to the Artist

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“The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.” By EJ Wickes hen I was in second … Read More

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Glenn Brown: Metamodernism and the Art of the Transhuman

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“DeepDream is a computer vision program created by Google which uses a convolutional neural network to find and enhance patterns in images via algorithmic pareidolia, thus creating a dreamlike hallucinogenic appearance in the deliberately over-processed images.” – Wikipedia s the human mind and body evolve, converging on new thresholds of technology … Read More

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Bonne Finken: Not Your Typical “Girl Next Door”

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“Finken brings back some of what I miss from 1966: popular music that isn’t just calculated, forgettable radio fodder that will wear out in a few months. Fairy Tales/Love Affairs has a commercial sheen and pop accessibility without sacrificing substance.” – Kent … Read More

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Zombie Lake: 80’s Euro Sleaze Revisited

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“No, no my friend ‘Zombie Lake’ makes even the most bizarre and inept Argento, Bava, or Lenzi film look like Citizen Kane, it is that ridiculous.” Review by Jerimiah Anderson White-Douglas he 1981 film Zombie Lake has somewhat of a sordid … Read More

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Richard Grove: A World View Through an Artist’s Perspective

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“Humans have the attention span of eight seconds. Goldfish have the attention span of nine. I use the digital canvas with a specific practical application. To help individuals increase their attention span and learn the habits of freedom and liberty.” … Read More

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Tatiana Giacinti: Osculating Between Time and Space

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“The results came in an explosion of colorful elements: The extravagant Parisian life superimposed on top of New York City’s madness.” THE ART OF MULTIPLE EXPOSURE: A METAPHOR TO METAMODERNISM By EJ Wickes Photography by Tatiana Giacinti ultiple exposure is … Read More

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The Witch: Well Crafted Horror

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“The Witch is a dark and dangerous folk tale swirled with doses of paranoia and sheer madness, it is slow , methodical , and takes time to build a relationship with its characters before plummeting them into the bowels of … Read More

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Charlie Faraday: Performance Art With a Twist

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”After college I found a fabrics class before I found an adult tumbling class, and I fell in love!” By EJ Wickes Charlie Faraday at work (above) erformance artist, Charley Faraday brings a rich and colorful tapestry of grace and … Read More

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