Media for Lunch: Anna Akana’s Loose Ends

Anna Akana after two years of making vlogs on her YouTube channel, brought to the big screen her short film Loose Ends—a project made special not only by its debut, but the all-female cast and crew that made it possible. So Akana jumped right in to film making while simultaneously acting in Marvel’s Ant-Man and Michael Showalter’s […]

Media for Lunch: Tribeca Film Festival Recommended Shorts

  Direct from Tribeca Film Festival, which will start April 15. Sharon Badal, the head of this year’s Shorts Program, each week presents a short that she feels deserves a bigger audience. So, to that bigger-audience end, here is “Just Saying” directed by Dave Tynan.  

Media For Lunch: 40th Anniversary of Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Five Must See Classic Sketeches

The famed comedy troupe will be on-hand at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the international premiere of the doc, Monty Python – Meaning of Live.  Forget Camelot. It’s a silly place. New York City and the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, are where […]

Media for Lunch: “The Semi-Obligatory Lyrical Interlude (A Case Study)” By Jason Bailey

Another fantastic movie video montage by New York film editor and writer Jason Bailey. This time Bailey explores those romantic interludes where the director stops the action to show a couple falling in love as they spend meaningful hours alone together, frolicking, walking on the beach or some other pretty place in nature—as a hit […]

Media for Lunch: 2015 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

In recent years the Oscar nominated shorts have become more popular, thanks to some very kind movie theaters throughout the country and  online streaming they’re readily available to a broader audience. Here are this year’s Academy Award nominated short films in the category of animation. A few are available on iTunes now with the others  available on VOD, […]

Media For Lunch: Richard Linklater & Ellar Coltrane of Boyhood

IFC Films – Q&A with Richard Linklater & Ellar Coltrane in conversation with Ira Glass. Written and directed by Richard Linklater, Boyhood – now nominated for 6 Academy Awards –  has appeared on more “best of 2014” lists than any other film released last year.  The award-winning film continues to win best picture awards from numerous film critic circles – including New York, […]

Media For Lunch: Little Robert Altman

Robert Altman Modern Football was just one of the many industrial/educational shorts cranked out during the ’50s and ’60s, and it was one of the avenues that Altman cut his teeth on in the early days along with stints on a variety of TV shows including Alfred Hitchcock Present and Bonanza. So, will you see […]

Media For Lunch: Little George Lucas

Director, Writer, Producer – George Lucas A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away George Lucas (Star Wars, American Graffiti) was an art-house filmmaker.   6-18-67 is one of the most infamous first films of a then 23-year-old Lucas. The story of 6-18-67 is behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the film MacKenna’s Gold […]

Media For Lunch – Little David Fincher

David Fincher David Fincher is the skillful director behind cult-flicks such as Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac, The Social Network and currently Gone Girl., to name a few. But long before making it big in Hollywood, David Fincher aided to shape the face and style of MTV–directing music videos for some of the most iconic stars […]

Media For Lunch: Gregory Go Boom

Michael Cera in Gregory Go Boom Though it’s very hipsterish, Gregory Go Boom probably features Michael Cera’s greatest acting performance. He plays a clueless, wheelchair-bound paraplegic who looks for love by going on very awkward blind dates. The women he meets have no idea he’s in a wheelchair until they arrive. After he hooks up […]