15.06.08 by Jeff

The Bloody Olive.

As I was going through my old Youtube favourites, I found this short film from 1996 by Vincent Bal called The Bloody Olive. This has to be up there for greatest short films of all time. A genius concept, perfectly executed, and great acting to boot. Give it a chance, if you watch this and you hate it you are even more stupid than you look.

PS – The only movie with more twists than this is the John Travolta classic, Basic. I dare you to go rent that film. The ending is “incredible”.

PPS – If anyone actually goes and rents Basic and can prove it somehow (with a photo of themselves watching it perhaps) I will give them a t-shirt.













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • I found this by mistake on the blog, but what a perfect mistake! The film is really great. For the record, the scenario is coming from of a small comics called ‘Imbroglio’ written by Lewis Trondheim and published by L’ASSOCIATION in France…





24.06.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Quentin Shih

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Photos by Quentin Shih, who splits time between New York, Paris, and Beijing. More images below.

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24.06.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Peter Wileman

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Paintings by Peter Wileman. More images below.

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24.06.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Julien Mauve

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Another fantastic narrative series by Paris-based photographer Julien Mauve (click here for previous posts). More images from “After Lights Out” below.

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24.06.16 by Staff

Drones Capture Disparity Between Rich and Poor in South Africa

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Cape Town-based photographer Johnny Miller reveals distinct lines between rich and poor in a striking (and unsettling) series of photographs. Taken using drones, the aerial perspective presents the harsh reality of past Apartheid policies and the continued disparity in a way that can’t be ignored. Check out more images from “Unequal Scenes” below.

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23.06.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Nicolas V. Sanchez

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Paintings by artist Nicolas V. Sanchez. More images below.

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