Ari Aster's Families On The Fritz
In Ari Aster’s 2016 short film C’est La Vie, Chester Crummings, a homeless man, speaks directly and combatively to camera about his life and society at large as he wanders the streets of LA, surviving, begging for change and casually murdering people. At one point, he says: “You know what Freud says about the nature of horror? He says it’s when the home becomes unhomelike. Unheimlich.”
The Only Album That Ever Broke Me: Everywhere At The End Of Time
This is the story of how I listened to this six-hour work in one sitting, and came closer to existential dread than I think I will ever want to. Ever.
The Multiverse Can Be Smaller
Tonight, like many other nights, you are confronted with a life-altering decision. As the question begins to form in your mind, you feel your consciousness begin to splinter, your universe begin to shatter, and in each fragment, a different answer. "What should I watch?" In one universe, you're front and center in a movie theater, surrounded by a captivated audience, watching 250 Spider-people...
Our Favourite SMPLE Films So far
Animation, Charlie Kaufman once helpfully observed, “is a series of static images creating the illusion of movement.” If he's that incisive about his own work, what would he make of yours? SMPLE Film Fest is moving faster than expected, and it’s left us a little animated. Okay, more than a little. A fair bit. Fuel for our playful side, like we’re taking cues from Steamboat Willie whistling at t...
Hollywood Frills: The Late-Career Reckoning Of Quentin Tarantino
Here, we’re in the sun. It’s a hazy day in Los Angeles. We’re allowed to follow and enjoy it in the company of a movie star in a movie about movies. We can bask and wallow, indulge ourselves.