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The Best Films of 2016


after watching kick-ass for the second time (and probably not the last) and falling in love with hit girl even deeper, i realized how many kick-ass females in film history had short hair.






not to mention that chloe grace moretz, the girl who plays hit girl will play eli from let the right one in. ( pictured above) i cant believe theyre making a remake because the swedish version was so beautiful but hopefully they dont completely ruin it. the american version is called let me in. if you havent watched the swedish version, i ssseeriously recommend you to!

and oh yeah which bring me to my point of this entry, I SHOULD CUT MY HAIR NOOOOW!
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we did it! we finished shooting my first film on super 16mm yesterday. its called the audition and its gonna look amazing. ahaha im not hyping this up just because its mind but because i truly believe its going to be great. plus, with the kodak: vision 3. 500t film that we picked out, the image is going to look that much more vivid and visceral. check out some of the production photos. theyre siiiiiick! *photos were all shot by marcy silver.








i cant wait for the finished product!! its going to be eppppic! hahaha.

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how else can you really describe this matthew vaughn film without saying it was fucking KICK. ASS. im not going to sugar coat it, vaughn really havent been making the best movies (mediocre: layer cake, stardust) until NOW.


Kick-Ass is a 2010 superhero film based on the marvel brandished comic of the same name by mark millar and john romita, jr. brad pitt's production company, plan b helped co-produce it and was co-written by jane goldman.

The film tells the story of an ordinary teenager, Dave Lizewski, who sets out to become a real-life superhero only to get caught up in a bigger fight. He meets Big Daddy, a former cop who, in his quest to bring down the evil drug lord Frank D'Amico, has trained his eleven-year-old daughter to be the ruthless vigilante Hit-Girl.

ok. most people went in with the intention that they were just going to witness another humorous comic-adapted-into-film kind of movie. but what they got was much much more. we were not only surprised by the uncensored presentation of blood and violence but even the profanities were shocking (gasp!!). esp, if its coming out of a 11 year old girl's mouth. chloe grace moretz (hit girl) not only made the movie good but she has marked her ground as one of the most memorable action heroes out there right now. she is everything ive ever wanted to be since before, now, and forever. (foreshadow of a possible halloween costume)

i havent read the comic yet but it is clear that vaughn made absolutely no compromises to adapting the comic true to its core. judging by the cover of the comic, it wouldve been hard to stay true without the presence of a plethora of bloodbaths (very reminiscent of kill bill), knives diggin into peoples skulls, and some real ass kicking!! even nicolas cage as hit girl's idiosyncratic father played big daddy with plausibility. the stories dug in deep of the people who usually stands by while crimes are being committed. and how those people built up the courage to stand tall and do something about it. A-

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splice's official trailer is here!! remember june 4 is the date. be there!

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mary ellen mark is another reason why ive become so absorbed into the world of set photography. she has worked on more than 50 film sets all ranging from the most prestigious sets (ahem, apolcaplyse now, babel, satyricon, tootsi) from film's past.
vanity fair says: With photographs from more than 50 film sets, Mark’s recently published book, Seen Behind the Scene: Forty Years of Photographing On Set (Phaidon), provides a revealing look at how the movies get made.



Fellini!!!


ive worked on a few sets as the set photographer and all i can say is that i love it. it really makes me want to minor in photography. i do still need a lot of practice but with time, im sure my mad skills will perfect itself!! oh and i secretly just want to be tommy ton and just take the most amazing fashion photographs at the most world renowned fashion weeks!
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the director who brought you 'friends with money' is back with please give. and with catherine keener again! keener never seizes to amaze me. first there was spike jonze's being john malcovich and then into the wild and now this! ffrrrreaakin awesome. and it seems interesting enough to check out. it comes out april 30!

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who wants to read my new script thats actually going to be shot on film? shoot me an email: soyunumfilms@gmail.com
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un chien andalou is salvador dali and luis bunuel's masterpiece. it presents everything surrealism stands for. even through its simple and incoherent mash-up of shots, there is a constructed form behind it which makes the film so brilliant. this is such a incoherent structure that can only be mastered by the one and only, bunuel. chhhecck it. (if you have a chance, check out his other films: the discreet charm of the bourgeoisie, belle de jour)

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my friend kevin sent me this and its so amazing. shes amazing. her name is geraldine brezca and i want to be her.

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hi readers! i have no idea who reads this mess but im glad you do! whoevers out there, thank you for reading, it really does mean a lot even if its not apparent. and while there might be four or twenty of you reading this daily, i would like to personally be able to announce upcoming or finished projects with you via newsletters or of some sort! so if you would like to receive a weekly or monthly newsletter please email me at soyunumfilms@gmail.com! sssank you.
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cinematography project #1. everyone had to shoot the same script and this is my version.

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its been a very busy month for film students. ive been working on a couple of sets whether it is as a camera assistant, script sup, set photographer, or just a pa. nonetheless, im glad im at least working on a few sets. and even with the amount of school work and work that is encompassing my social life, i have an urge to start new projects of my own (and actually finish them.) my cinematography class is letting us actually shoot with film and so, i quickly conquered up a radical yet trivial story about god knows what ( i wont reveal it until after production.) and i just finished my first assignment which i will probably post up soon.

but i really want to start making art videos. possibly experiment with montage and other film theories. and just make random videos that mean absolutely nothing. hahah basically.

there are many updates yet to come. im going to update my website and hopefully update this blog and the other one more consistently. and basically start doing more shit!!! aiight im out!
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itunes writes: Breaking Upwards' follows a young, real—life New York couple in a fictional narrative loosely inspired by their open relationship. After four years together, the two have grown stifled. Desperate to escape their ennui, but fearful of life apart, they decide to intricately strategize their own break up. Based on an actual experiment in real—life devised by filmmakers and partners, Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister—Jones, the film interprets a year in their lives exploring alternatives to monogamy, and the madness that ensues. The couple inhabits a hyper—articulate, emotionally layered world where twenty—somethings are portrayed in a complex and thoughtful new light. An uncensored look at young love, lust, and the pangs of codependency, 'Breaking Upwards' follows its characters as they navigate each others' emotions across the city they love. It begs the question: is it ever possible to grow apart together?



and what the fuck is this? a breaking upwards rap video? chhyeaaa...



i really think this is going to be really awesome. or extremely, emotionally, draining.
and it should be out april 9th at the laemmle in la.
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