Romain Gavras releases another controversial music video, this time for Born Free by M.I.A. It is similar in many ways to his video for Justice, however the violent gang roaming around this time is a group of soldiers. What is the message here? I won’t deny it is beautifully shot but I find it quite morally ambiguous.
WARNING: This video contains nudity and violence and is not even remotely safe for work.
Watch the video below!
Not too long ago I mentioned Joanna Newsom’s The Sprout and the Bean and shortly after that I got an email from the video’s director, Ian Kibbey! He is a regular reader of this site and directs videos with his partner Corey Creasey, under the name Terri Timely. They just finished a little short called Synesthesia and it’s brilliant.
Watch Synesthesia below!
Here’s a great little short called Lost & Found (1:30) by Philip Brink, Rogier Cornelisse, Floris Liesker, Hugo van Woerden. Philip informed me that it was the winner of an international short film festival, and I can see why. Enjoy.
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.