NODirected by Pablo Larrain2012
This was a highly fictional but well told story based on the actual ad campaign run by the Chilean opposition to overthrow dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1988. 
Gael Garcia Bernal plays a chill Don Draper type who skateboards around with a rattail and pitches over the top commercials for soda companies during his day job. On the side, he is recruited by a lefty organization to come up with a campaign to encourage Chileans to vote “No” during the 1988 referendum. While still skateboarding around with a rattail. 
The film was also shot in 1:33:1 using 80’s U-Matic cameras so everything looks rather seamless when cutting to actual footage and has a pretty authentic vintage news camera vibe throughout. Which could be a little distracting but fortunately the substance outweighs the style in this case.
Highly recommended if you’re a fan of democracy and political thriller type movies or just vintage ad campaigns. This was also up for Best Foreign Film at this years Academy Awards but I guess people would rather be total downers and watch Michael Haneke films instead.

NO
Directed by Pablo Larrain
2012

This was a highly fictional but well told story based on the actual ad campaign run by the Chilean opposition to overthrow dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1988.

Gael Garcia Bernal plays a chill Don Draper type who skateboards around with a rattail and pitches over the top commercials for soda companies during his day job. On the side, he is recruited by a lefty organization to come up with a campaign to encourage Chileans to vote “No” during the 1988 referendum. While still skateboarding around with a rattail. 

The film was also shot in 1:33:1 using 80’s U-Matic cameras so everything looks rather seamless when cutting to actual footage and has a pretty authentic vintage news camera vibe throughout. Which could be a little distracting but fortunately the substance outweighs the style in this case.

Highly recommended if you’re a fan of democracy and political thriller type movies or just vintage ad campaigns. This was also up for Best Foreign Film at this years Academy Awards but I guess people would rather be total downers and watch Michael Haneke films instead.

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tamburina:

He looks so proud, bless his heart.

tamburina:

He looks so proud, bless his heart.

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the pinnacle of bathroom graffiti art

the pinnacle of bathroom graffiti art

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Black History Month Magazines: Jet, 1960s

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Driven From Within
edited by Mark Vancil

This was a random book find but what sets it apart from other Michael Jordan bios is the focus on the branding aspect including in-depth interviews with Tinker Hatfield on the creation of each shoe. Besides being a huge Nike advertisement, it also features lots of quotes from MJ himself through the years, along with his close friends and family.

Recommended for sneakerheads or those wanting a neatly designed coffee table book on Michael Jordan.

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My Crasy Life
Directed by Jean-Pierre Gorin
1992

Part of Criterion’s Eclipse series Three Popular Films by Jean-Pierre Gorin, My Crasy Life is a documentary about the S.O.S. “Sons of Samoa” gang based in Long Beach, CA. 

Prior to his documentaries on Southern California, Gorin was known for collabing with fellow New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard during his radical lefty phase as part of the “Dziga Vertov Group”. Together they put out the film Tout Va Bien starring Jane Fonda, as well as the short film Letter To Jane, where both he and Godard literally just show a photo of Jane Fonda in Vietnam and they talk about it for like an hour. Fortunately, this documentary is nowhere near as pretentious and is pretty much the total opposite.

The documentary itself is a mix of candid interviews, COPS style footage, a bizarre HAL-9000 talking cop car (?) and staged events where the gang cheeses in front of the camera and tries to look like their life is a never-ending Snoop video. There’s even a scene, arguably the best scene, where they’re like 20 deep in a recording studio and then after a few bars go into an a capella of “Teenager In Love" which instantly makes them the most adorable thugs second to this photo of Tupac holding a puppy.

I loved this movie because it does what great documentaries do and that’s shed a light on a particular topic or subject that would normally go unnoticed and captures it in the most vivid of detail. In this case, it takes the subject of 90’s South Central L.A. crips but shows it in the perspective of Samoans in Long Beach. This film also might be the most hood thing Criterion has put out and for that alone, it’s great. It makes me wish that somewhere out there exists a similar artsy documentary on the Freaknik concerts but sadly I don’t think there is.

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spx:

Never not reblogging the Michael Kupperman.
Wish I’d bought the Desert Island print when I had the chance.
skullgreymom:

a classic

spx:

Never not reblogging the Michael Kupperman.

Wish I’d bought the Desert Island print when I had the chance.

skullgreymom:

a classic

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Help Save Lorem Ipsum Books!

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Lorem Ipsum Books is an independent bookstore located in Inman Square in Cambridge, MA. They are also home to the Papercut Zine Library: an actual library of over 14,000 zines that you can read and borrow.

Currently they are in danger of closing permanently unless they receive $14,000 in the next 11 hours (!!).

If you live in the Boston area or if you just like books and want to help out, and especially if your name is Rajon Rondo or Ben Affleck and have $14k in your pocket as we speak, please visit their fundraiser page and donate some money to help save this bookstore.

DONATE $$$ Y’ALL. SAVE THESE BOOKS.

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