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Katie. 21, Canadian. Writer/University Student. Literature, music, films, history. Album I'm Currently Digging: Sunbathing Animal (Parquet Courts). Current Novel: A Wild Sheep Chase (Haruki Murakami).

If Beasts of the Southern Wild and True Detective have taught me anything, it’s that the southern states are amazingly gorgeous.

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Palo Alto (2013) dir. Gia Coppola

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When Toronto expat Warren Hildebrand started the Orchid Tapes label in 2010, it was meant to be a vehicle for his solo project. Since then, it’s become home to some of the best mood-setting DIY pop out there, releasing over forty titles through a variety of mediums with no end to the…

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Palo Alto (2014) dir. Gia Coppola

"You know Picasso drew fast, he could draw a dove in 16 seconds"
"But to do it in 16 seconds it took 6 decades of practice, technical skill is not enough, it’s never enough. He had to master the masters, before he was able to abandon what he learned and become Picasso."

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Palo Alto: Review/Reflection

I enjoyed Palo Alto immensely. I usually find that the movies I like tend to feature an incredible twist, a singularly unique concept or an engaging depiction of small, day to day happenings. Palo Alto was the latter of the three - it’s detailed inspection of the lives of high schoolers didn’t contain anything particularly shocking. Rather, it highlighted the magic of every daily event. When Fred told Teddy that in medieval times he wouldn’t have been a king or even a duke, he was reiterating what this movie was all about; we’re all just people, but that’s important too. 

I thought it was great how the characters tried to come to terms with their lives; while the students seemed confused, the adults did too. Fred’s dad and Franco soccer coach both seemed as conflicted and unsure as Teddy, Fred, Emily and April. I liked that the characters could do both good and bad things without becoming good or bad. Teddy messed up, but the old lady at the home he was volunteering at told him he was a good boy. April slept with Mr. B but that didn’t turn her into anything more or less than she was before - it simply served as a stepping stone past a relationship that seemed fairly poisonous. Characters could simply be and the people who judged others were depicted in the film as air-headed and laughable (here’s looking at you, ditzy girls who made fun of everyone).

What surprised me most, however, was Fred’s storyline - loads of films have a joker, and he was Palo Alto’s. But his side of things became quite a bit darker than I was expecting. This accumulated into one of the film’s most poignant moments, when Fred asks his weed dealer why he thinks being the male in sexual encounters is better or more powerful than being the female. For the first time in the movie, he seems serious and reflective and it was really interesting to see him trying to cope with thoughts and feelings that he hadn’t realized or accepted yet. 

On a lighter note, the soundtrack fit the film really well, and Teddy in particular was an altogether cool character. If I was forced to give it a rating (and I’d rather not) it’d probably be somewhere in the seventy percentage. So far it’s one of my favourite movies of this year.

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Her (2013) dir. Spike Jonze


Her (2013) dir. Spike Jonze

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The Aftershocks

I was asked to create a .gif of a house interior during an earthquake. The article chronicles the controversial aftermath of the devastating quake that happened in L’Aquila, Italy in 2009. I wanted to capture the movement of the “tremors” before the full-on earthquake, although this tremor is infinite, never resolving.
This image and the all the animation was made in Photoshop. thanks AD Erich Nagler!

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Some of the photos Atsuhito Omori of Ex-Confusion took with the disposable camera we sent him to be given away as 4x6 prints with the cassette release of his new album Flow.

Flow is available for free / pay-what-you-like download from our Bandcamp today. For those interested, you can purchase one of the limited runs of cassettes here.

Thanks so much for the support, everyone.

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YOUTH LAGOON // cannons

I have more dreams than you have posters of your favorite teams

You’ll never talk me out of this

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