Jim Swill‘s latest documentary examines society’s use of technology with a particular focus on Southern Televangelists and the Selfie Culture. As always, he shoots his films on Smart phones, this latest one was shot on a shattered iPhone4. Swill made No Dogs No Masters while traveling around the United States and filmed, scored, wrote, and narrated the entire piece.

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The 5am film series was started while I was the editorial director at Disinformation. I created it as a way to showcase short films of all genres. After stepping down from Disinfo, I decided to continue the series here at The Cinematika.

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The virginal Final Girl is one of the most famous and easily recognizable tropes in the horror genre. Whenever this character type comes up in conversation, I usually recommend the hilarious, but accurate Behind the Mask.


Inspired by Open Culture’s new post, “The 5 Best Noir Films in the Public Domain,” I did a brief search to see which other films reside in the public domain. Behold the wonder that is b-grade, public domain sci-fi. The Brain That Wouldn’t Die The Brain that Wouldn’t Die entered the public domain after American-International Pictures […]

Giger holding his first human skull. It was a gift from his father when Giger was only six. In the film, Giger explains that he would drag the skull down the street by a string.

This post originally appeared on on May 14, 2015. One year ago this month, the iconic sci-fi artist, H.R. Giger, passed away. Undoubtedly his legacy will live on, not only as the creator of the Alien, but also as the preeminent producer of biomechanical art. Filmmaker Belinda Sallin’s Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World is […]