Thursday, December 20, 2007

Britpop Memories

This week seems to have been Britpop week at Algorithm. Here's some favorites from the mid-nineties. That Gene video was filmed where I went to University in Kingston - nice memories of the complete soulessness of the 'shopping center', and the insanity of the Surrey meatheads who lived there. The nightclub featured in the video is where I worked part-time during my student days (I tore tickets at the movies there).

I had first heard Sleeper's 'Delicious' at an indie night at the Marquee (RIP), and had been trying to hunt it down forever before finally getting the CD, upon which I went mental dancing around my bedsit to it for hours.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Grinner: The Empty Bottle, Chicago (1.24.2008)

3 X 3: My Favorite Documentaries

Algorithm recently worked on the documentary 3:15. As part of the discussions surrounding the post production of the film, I got thinking about which documentaries I had really enjoyed, especially when I saw them at the theater. Top of the Christmas list this year - 'In The Realms Of The Unreal', the story of Henry Darger and his incredible secret creative life, only discovered after this death.

The best one to watch on a rainy Friday night? 'American Movie' - classic documentary making at it's finest, the story of the making of an independent horror movie.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I'm Mad As Hell

God bless Peter Finch. This sentiment is just as true now as it was 25 years ago. Lately I've been finding that I just can't watch the TV anymore - sometimes you just need the old movies to tell you what to think instead.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

New Brice Woodall Poster Designs

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

July Fourth: Reggies (Chicago 02.01.2008)