It's Wonderful To Have Friends Who Know One (And One's Tastes) As Well As Mine Know Me (And Mine)

I am returning to the InterWebs after a (brief, year-end) hiatus to post this short. It was sent to me by a friend who suspected that it would be of interest to me.

He was correct, and in spades.

It's called “Moses of the Artificial Leg,” and I'm sure y'all will be charmed by it, as well. (Plus, here's the original inspiration, for context/deep background/because it's a ton of fun.)

Today's Streaming Video Suggestion (SVS) Is An Amazing Iranian Film About Goldfish. And Sneakers.

Today's Streaming Video Suggestion (SVS) Is An Amazing Iranian Film About Goldfish. And Sneakers.

It's much more light-hearted and far easier to stomach than the other fantastic film I've seen from Majidi, the wrenching (yet wonderful, in its own way) The Color of Paradise, yet it displays the same immersive "fly-on-the-wall" approach, the same extraordinary social and cultural nuances, and an absolutely astonishing set of child actors.

Today's Suggestion? A Reminder That Features Aren't Always Better Than The Shorts That Inspire Them.

Today's Suggestion? A Reminder That Features Aren't Always Better Than The Shorts That Inspire Them.

Before you take this too negatively, today's recommendation is most of all a reminder that Shane Acker needs to make another feature, because he's a visual genius. The fact that his only feature film to date isn't as good as the astonishing short that inspired it says more about the original than it does about the full-blown version.