Movies

"Movies are the most powerful empathy machine in all the arts. When I go to a great movie I can live someone else's life for a while. I can walk in somebody else's shoes. I can see what it feels like to be a member of a different gender, a different race, a different economic class, to live in a different time, to have a different belief." Roger Ebert

>>>Slade's Favorite and Recommended Documentary Films<<<

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Bicycle Films

Documentaries about Human Sexuality

Documentaries about Pornography

Documentaries about Depleted Uranium

Yoga Videos

Apollo Moon Landings


A Bunch of Links (perhaps somewhat random):


Info / Reviews / Criticism

WhiteCityCinema.com - Michael Glover Smith's Blog
This is my current favorite site for discovering and reading about films. (I found it in early 2013). Smith teaches film studies in Chicago. Lots of reviews and best-of lists.

They Shoot Pictures Don't They? - www.theyshootpictures.com
Some large lists of films, and a big list of movie- related links: www.theyshootpictures.com/links.htm

Senses of Cinema - sensesofcinema.com

Senses of Cinema Links page - sensesofcinema.com/links/ .

Film Threat - filmthreat.com .

Rotten Tomatoes Review Aggregate Site.

Movie Review Query Engine - mrqe.com Review Argregate Site.

MetaCritic.com Review Aggreagate Site.

Roger Ebert

The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) Massive Database

All Movie Guide

Reel.com

SlashFilm.com

Amazon.com
I use Amazon for reference and reviews as well as to obtain DVDs.

Netflix.com Rent DVDs!

HackingNetflix.com
Independent blog for Netflix news and information.

Spiritual Cinema Circle

IronWeedFilms.com


Some Independent Distributors

The Criterion Collection - www.criterion.com

Artsploitation - www.artsploitationfilms.com

Cinema Guild - cinemaguild.com

Plexifilm - www.plexifilm.com

First Run Features - www.firstrunfeatures.com

HelloCoolWorld.com

Appalshop.org

Mystic Fire

Icarus Films - www.icarusfilms.com

New Day Films

FilmBaby.com

IndiePixFilms.com

Fine Line Features

africandiasporavideo.com

Factory 25 - www.factorytwentyfive.com


DVDs - Physcial Discs - The Actual Artifacts
If you aren't into streaming, and want to watch and/or own DVD or Bluray discs, you might find you are in the minority, as the massess turn to streaming. So here are some ideas for renting or purchasing DVDs.

Since I am oriented to DVDs, my movie pages have links to Amazon and to the official sites, where DVDs can sometimes be bought directly from the filmmakers.

Amazon.com is my main source for buying DVDs. I often look for the cheapest price from 3rd party sources, preferring the quality level to be "Very Good", "Like New", or "New". I have very rarely had any trouble dealing with Amazon sellers. When looking for something really obscure, I might also look at Amazon's German or British sites. If you have an Amazon account, your password, payment info, etc, should work on all of their sites. You can also use Google Translate to translate languages.

As of 2015, Netflix is still renting plenty of DVDs, although they have largley shifted to streaming. They don't seem to be getting as many obscure newer titles. But they still probably have the largest library (around 100,000.

I recently found out about Facets. They have a library of about 70,000 DVDs that are available for rental through the mail.

GreenCine is another company who rents DVDs by mail, with a library of about 30,000 DVDs.

Ebay often has the lowest price when searching for obscure DVDs. And sometimes you can find bootlegs from Asia for titles which might otherwise be unavailable or expensive.

modcinema.com sells DVDs of officially out-of-print movies.

Public libraries "rent" DVDs for free. And you may be able to request titles that your library does not have. They might get them from another library for you or they might order a title for their collection at your request. Most public libraries.


Some Film Festivals List of Film Festivals - Wikipedia - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_film_festivals

Sundance - www.sundance.org

South by Southwest - Austin, Texas - www.swsx.com

Cannes Film Festival - France - www.festival-cannes.com

Roger Ebert's Film Festival - wwww.ebertfest.com

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival - Missoula Montana - bigskyfilmfest.org

New Directors / New Films - newdirectors.org


Objects in Movies

Guns in Movies:

Internet Movie Firearms Database - www.imfdb.org

This is a large and serious site. Over 3700 films listed as 03/14.

Cars in Movies:

Internet Movie Car Database - www.imcdb.org/?l=en

Planes in Movies:

Internet Movie Plane Database - www.impdb.org/

Watches in Movies:

Watches in Movies - watchesinmovies.info

About 840 films as of 03/14.

Computers in Movies and TV:

Starring the Computer - www.starringthecomputer.com

Mopeds in Movies:

Mopeds in Movies - www.mopedarmy.com/wiki/Mopeds_in_movies


www.shotonwhat.com - Database of Cameras/Lenses used in films

www.theJSF.org - Journal of Short Films

badmovies.org

CustomFlix

Yahoo - Movies and Film        Yahoo - Directors

Film Resources Online

Piero Scaruffi's Guide to Websites on Cinema

Filmsite.org Massive amount of film info.

VSOM.com Video Search of Miami (rare out of print films on DVD)

notcoming.com

DocumentaryFilms.Net

Documentary.org (IDA - International Documentary Association)

Documentary Educational Resources www.der.org

Reel Views - James Berardinelli

Online Film Critics Society

BigStar

Blockbuster

About.com - Movies

Animation World Network

Sundance Channel

Indie Film Page

Independent Film Magazine

Movies with a Conscience - List on Peaceweb

Teach with Movies

Kifaru

Artistic License

Super8Filmaker.com

NewEnglandFilm.com

Something Weird


Third World Newsreel twn.org


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