Slate Reel: Balance (animated short)

Before February ends, here’s a treat to honor our Attack the Addiction month. One of the classics, Balance (this month’s antidote!), won the Oscar for Animated Short Film in 1989. Directed and produced by German twin brothers Wolfgang and Christoph Lauenstein, it is simple and unpretty, yet affectively powerful.  Some may find it a bit … Continue reading

Slate Reel: Restless

Restless (2011) is lovely to watch on a weekend or a weeknight after a stressful day, as it serves as an attractive alternative to your usual rom-coms. It’s surprisingly light and has that good-natured vibe that bewilderingly straddles reality and dream state that are inherent of several Van Sant films. Although not one of his best … Continue reading

July 2011 | Hard Digestives

(Cliché alert!) Oh how time flies! Now that half of the year is over, would you consider having spent the first half as productive as you would have liked? I have met a lot of people in their early 20s and one of the many things that concern them is if they have done something … Continue reading