Sep
22nd
Mon
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This drought is no joke.  

California: Paradise Burning

Since 2012, California has been suffering through a historically severe drought. For the farmers of the Central Valley, which is, as Dana Goodyear writes in this week’s issue, “the country’s fruit basket, salad bowl, and dairy case,” the future seems especially bleak. Wells have gone dry, orchards have been left to perish, and those who came to California to work the fields stand idle. Photographers Matt Black and Ed Kashi recently spent time with the farmers and shepherds of the Central Valley, documenting their ongoing struggles. Some of Black’s photographs are also featured in this week’s issue.

c/o The New Yorker

Sep
9th
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Just because it makes me happy.  Don’t know how many times I’ve watched Ras Trent.  One of the all time best videos.

Sep
6th
Sat
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Yet another banger from cinephiliabeyond:

cinephiliabeyond:

250 seconds that will re-ignite the passion in any filmmaker or screenwriter.

Aug
29th
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haveatwonightstand:

How can you resist Miles Teller? Two Night Stand hits select theatres 9/26 and On Demand 10/3!

Jul
29th
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I don’t know if you have ever seen Marbles Harsgrove, but she is one of my favorite things on the internet.  In addition to being a talented movie reviewer, she is great source of good information for those who care to pay attention.  She is also the first time I ever became aware of Melissa McCarthy.  I think this is such a genius creation on every level.  

In fact, I based a whole character in Zombieland on her.

Jul
24th
Thu
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Los Scanadalous by Shanks Rajendran

For anyone living in Los Angeles, Skid Row is a tough reality.  I’ve driven through it many times, and questioned how we as Americans can allow our fellow citizens to suffer in this way.  This documentary looks to offer an interesting window into a world that is very geographically close, yet so far away. 

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Jul
21st
Mon
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Urban Isolation from Russell Houghten on Vimeo.

Urban Isolation by Russell Houghten 

Awesome skate video shot on LA freeways minus the cars.

Jul
16th
Wed
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Was talking about this scene today in a meeting, and had to go look it up. One of greatest character introductions of all time.

DOWN BY LAW by Jim Jarmusch

Jul
9th
Wed
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This video featuring Mike White sparks my creative spark.  Watch, and learn.

Jul
6th
Sun
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newyorker:

Aaron Rose spent three summers in the early nineteen-sixties photographing the beaches of Coney Island. Take a look at his photos: http://nyr.kr/1lQtSef

(Source: newyorker.com)

Jun
19th
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Jun
9th
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(Source: comedycentral, via sirmitchell)

May
22nd
Thu
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I directed my first music video in a really really long time.

"Come On To Me" by Major Lazer featuring Sean Paul

May
7th
Wed
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Awesome LA Star Map from 1937.
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