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… Ken Rockwell says you do! Ken is Philip Bloom’s un-flashy spiritual cousin, doing for lenses what Bloom does for cameras and gear. His elegant comparisons, near-encyclopedic knowledge of lenses and crisp review format have helped buyers save a lot of grief, time and money. His recommendations are simply invaluable.
Chances are you not only know about it, you already have an account and have bought at least one piece of kit there. B&H is Amazon for audiovisual professionals. But its greatest strength, beyond offering a reliable platform for any relevant purchase in the field, is its user reviews section. Now go there, read up, and, like anybody who’s ever bought a camera since one was first invented, agonize over whether you’ve made the right choice…
The good people at Criterion are transferring their huge collection online, but continue to give us reasons not to give up on physical formats just yet. Having pioneered the DVD extra, Criterion manage to dig up masterpieces (some of them very rare) and give them the 5 star treatment. We love you, Criterion!
Follow this link to Nick’s personal website (spot the difference, it’s a subtle one) for more back-catalogue projects.
Maybe you’ve never heard the name Hanan Townshend. But unless you’ve been hiding in a wifi-free cave, you’ve heard his music. This musical virtuoso and I have worked together on countless projects, commercial and personal, and as I write these lines, he is scoring for the great Terrence Malick, and his music graces the latest Apple « Your Verse » campaign. This best-kept secret isn’t staying secret for long.
The old image of film critics as humorless, greying academics gets a hilarious makeover from Red Letter Media. Probably the internet’s best balance of humor and intelligent analysis, it does to film criticism what the Daily Show did to the news.
If 60% of internet traffic is porn, and the remainder is people watching kittens on YouTube, there has to be a better, alternative universe where all people do is read Cracked.
In need of any film recommendations? Our fellow cinephile and countryman Otto Von B has written over 200 reviews on IMDB, most of them pretty insightful and some downright hilarious. Check these out.