With the advent of the Internet, media delivery has become so easy and so convenient for us. It started with music but quickly moved to include TV shows and feature-length films, and in the wake of Napster illegal piracy has skyrocketed. But what can you do if you want to watch movies online while staying within the confines of the law?
As a director, screenwriter, and producer of such classics as Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and more recently Django Unchained, you’d expect Quentin Tarantino to know a thing or two about what makes a good movie. Last year the director (among other things) contributed a revised list of his top 12 movies for Sight & Sound’s 2012 poll. Many of the films on this list have clearly influenced his work throughout the years. How many have you seen?
Don’t be put off by the words “cheap” and “tasteless” – when it comes to mass-produced B-movies this is among some of the highest accolades a budget horror can achieve – and if there’s one company that knows how to make a cheap and tasteless horror film, it’s Troma. Formed in 1974 in New York, Troma have been the masterminds behind some of the most iconic shockers of the last three decades.
Film fans will soon have a new source to read about upcoming flicks. The Dissolve, a new website developed by the people behind the well-established music site, Pitchfork, was launched on Wednesday.