MIX/VHS | Week 048

All eclectic all the time. We have another great MIX/VHS jam packed with content for you to watch + read for an early start to your weekend! We hope you enjoy!

 

Blade Runner 2049

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WATCH THE TRAILER HERE!

This insanely beautiful, meticulously directed, arduously performed sequel to the 1982 noir classic is one of the best sequels ever made. When it isn’t pondering philosophical musings, or delivering in well executed fight scenes, or allowing you to breathe in the utter beauty of this well-thought out world, it is doing everything else it can to quickly hold it’s place as one of the most notable sci-fi’s ever made.

–  Jake

Every Cat at 3 AM

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WATCH IT HERE!

BB, our office cat at Austin Cinemaker Space, is a weirdo. You would know this instantly if you’ve ever been at the space, but if you’ve never had your heart won over by our sweet baby girl here, here is a 30 second glimpse into my experience working late night shifts with her here.

–  Spencer

Polius

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WATCH IT HERE!

The fog of war, the  gloom of a battle ridden french hillside, the death song of a broken down soldier, and of course…..bunny rabbits. This beautifully animated short counters the brutality of war by substituting man and malice for our cuddly big eared companions, still yet the somber (and bushy) tale will more than likely leave you misty eyed.

–  Cameron

The People of Sang and Slag

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READ IT HERE!

I’ll be honest, I’m not a big fan of the horror genre. Mostly because it tends to rely on tricks of editing to scare us with loud noises, dark images, and usually some sort of high-pitched shrieky music. It plays on our simplest, most primal physical reactions. To me, being truly scared is about existential dread. It’s about the questions that keep you awake at night. It’s about ‘What If?’, not ‘What Was That?’. The short story People of Sand and Slang, by Paolo Bacigalupi, asks a truly horrifying ‘What If’. And it’s a great example of why I think science fiction, as a genre, can do so much more than horror ever can.

–  JJ

Spider

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WATCH IT HERE!

The best, most satisfying endings are surprising yet inevitable. This Australian 8-minute short, first published to YouTube in 2007, has been stuck in my head since I first laid eyes on it. It’s a disarmingly intimate, authentic look inside a young couple’s strained relationship. And at first glance, it appears we’re just getting an honest, unflinching slice-of-life episode from the couple’s day-to-day. But there’s great economy of storytelling here: the banter, as well as the low-budget cinematography, all work together to set the stage and our expectations so that in the end, there’s maximum impact.

–  Matthew

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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