Author Archives: Marcie Gainer
The Black Hole packs some astute observations of mundane office life and petty greed into a two minute short film. Not quite groundbreaking, the film features no dialogue and relies on typical atmospheric sound and lighting.
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.
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.
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 […]