---"Couples go to bed with individual iPads and matching headphones. Best friends sit next to each other silently typing out LOL (the irony!) Colleagues message instead of shouting across offices, and, in cities across the world, drones commute with cold faces trying to absorb emotional warmth from the glow of a smart-phone screen. Traditionally, when films have tried to represent the fact that basically everyone in the developed world comes complete with a phone attachment, they've failed miserably. Texting on film has almost always been painful."
---An Animated History of the Drone
---filmmaking tips from David Lynch and Jean-Luc Godard
---Nichols and May's 65$ Funeral skit
---"Total Mediocrity Award"
---“Never let people see what you want, because they will not let you have it. Never let anybody see what you feel, because it gives them too much power. You’re probably better off not showing weakness whenever you can avoid it, because they’ll go for you.” --Mike Nichols
---"Richard Scarry's 21st Century Busy Town Jobs"
---3 Reasons: L'avventura
---trailers for Pan, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Far From the Madding Crowd, Portlandia (Season 5), and Age of Adaline
---"So I suspect that, as tired as I often feel these days, Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule will continue for the foreseeable future. As I approached this anniversary I couldn’t tell even myself whether or not that would hold true. But truth be told, as much as Facebook has usurped the immediate interactivity that used to be the domain of the blog, I remain addicted to having a place like SLIFR solely dedicated to expression of my thoughts on movies and whatever else in life that might be related to them." --Dennis Cozzalio
---"A little Ferguson context . . . "
---Let Her Go
---Red: A Kubrick Supercut
---"It Happened One Night: All Aboard!" --Farran Smith Nehme
weapons and tactics can peacefully end situations that might otherwise end in bloodshed.”
---an analysis of the opening scene of Drive
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