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My Thoughts: Idiocracy

You ever see something that reminds you of a movie, and you can’t get that cinematic image out of your mind until you watch it? Yeah, me too. Idiocracy (2006), directed by Mike Judge, has been circling around my head like a dragonfly spiraling toward a lily pad on a hot summer afternoon.

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Commit to the Bit: What I learned from Peter Yates’ ‘Krull’ (1982)

An (hopefully) educational and (hopefully) engaging look at some of the filmmaking lessons to be found in Peter Yates’ ‘Krull’ (1982).

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“Because truth is the only thing we can afford”: What I learned from Chloé Zhao’s ‘Songs My Brothers Taught Me’ (2015)

An (hopefully) educational and (hopefully) engaging look at some of the filmmaking lessons to be found in Chloé Zhao’s ‘Songs My Brothers Taught Me’ (2015).

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The Crimes of COPS

COPS ran almost unchecked for 30 years. Its sudden fall was cause for celebration for some, while others disdained it’s cancellation.

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Chasing Him: What I learned from Satoshi Kon’s ‘Millennium Actress’ (2001)

An (hopefully) educational and (hopefully) engaging look at some of the filmmaking lessons to be found in Satoshi Kon’s ‘Millennium Actress’ (2001).

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My Thoughts: Ready or Not

This week I’m breaking down the film Ready or Not, a black comedy thriller that was released in 2019, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olphin and Tyler Gillett.

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Are you working on Chicago’s next great short film?

Eleven04’s First Backer Initiative is a massive support package aimed at empowering Chicago’s indie film community.

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It’ll Put You in Deep Shock: What I learned from Dario Argento’s ‘Deep Red’ (1975)

An (hopefully) educational and (hopefully) engaging look at some of the filmmaking lessons to be found in Dario Argento’s ‘Deep Red’ (1975).

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Off the Beaten Path | FLCL

For this installment of Off the Beaten Path, I look at one of the weirdest bits of animation I’ve seen. Plus, there are a lot of robot fights and dick jokes.

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Story Forge has its winner: Christian Mejía

Eleven04’s first-ever live streaming event, featuring five Chicago filmmakers pitching their scripts alongside live table reads, has announced its winner after an online community vote.

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“It’ll all be over in a minute”: What I Learned from Gregory La Cava’s ‘My Man Godfrey’ (1936)

An (hopefully) educational and (hopefully) engaging look at some of the filmmaking lessons to be found in Gregory La Cava’s ‘My Man Godfrey’ (1936).

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Vanilla Sex: What I Learned from Cheryl Dunye’s ‘The Watermelon Woman’ (1996)

An (hopefully) educational and (hopefully) engaging look at some of the filmmaking lessons to be found in Cheryl Dunye’s ‘The Watermelon Woman’ (1996).

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