MIX/VHS | Week 038

Cloudy and rainy, but still real toasty. The mugginess in Austin, Texas makes it feel like a rainforest constantly. All the same, we’re enjoying a relief from 100+ degree weather, and we hope you enjoy this eclectic mix of recommendations from us at MIX/VHS!

 

 

Fill Your Heart With French Fries

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WATCH IT HERE!

Who would’ve thought watching  an emotional breakdown taking place over the course of one week all inside a McDonald’s could be so exciting?! Directed by Tamar Glezerman this equal parts funny and heartbreaking short was, horribly enough, based on a true story from China. Rather than dance around potential copyright infringements, Glezerman took the time to design the fake, but no less detestable “Frybaby’s”, and managed to cram in a critique of our fast food-dependent and social media-obsessed society while also writing one hell of a story. For fans of hashtags and trans fats.

–  JJ

Taylor Mali // What Teachers Make

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WATCH IT HERE!

Like most things I own, I stumbled upon a poetry book written by Taylor Mali and bought it solely because of the cover. I believe the term of phrase is “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, but in this case, that didn’t apply to Mali’s work. His wit and honesty grabbed me real quick in its arms, and I’ve been a fan ever since. Check out this spitfire takedown of all the folks who disrespect the vital role teachers play in our lives.

–  Spencer

Hell’s Club Mashup

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WATCH IT HERE!

As mash-ups go, this is probably my all-time favorite – the amount of effort that’s gone into this is both impressive and mind-boggling, and also a little scary. The premise of this edit is simple – everyone’s favorite movie characters enjoying their day off in a night club – but the execution is absolutely delightful. Enjoy!

–  Ralfs

Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell

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WATCH IT HERE!

America’s underrated comedic gem, Henry Zebrowski, alongside a terrific ensemble, play a bunch of office demons in Hell. They are always at the will of Satan, and have to deal with his assigned tasks in a timely manner, lest they suffer the consequences. The show is hilariously performed, written, and ingeniously put together. Nothing is funnier than the uncensored monotony of normal day-to-day work of Hell. I have marathon-ed through the show in just a few hours, and I am immediately going back for more.

–  Jake

The Hollywood Reporter Oscar Director’s Roundtable 2017

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WATCH IT HERE!

Take an inside look into the minds and experiences of six distinguished directors, all of whom possess their own unique perspectives on storytelling. A false sense of super-heroism is placed upon renowned filmmakers at times. The Hollywood Reporter breaks down these barriers by exemplifying the fundamental practices that lead each director to their success.

–  Clete

Minority Report – Umbrella Scene

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WATCH IT HERE!

Even though Minority report was released over a decade and a half ago (waaaaay back in 2002), it still packs quite a punch. Be sure to check out this scene — it’s definitely a good time!

–  Michelle

Like this mix? Tell us what you think in the comments below, and let us know what you’re recommending for us to watch this week!

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