The First Official ‘Spider-Verse’ Short Film Is Here

For the first time, Sony has expanded the film world of Into and Across the Spider-Verse with a short film. “The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story” features the voices of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse stars Shameik Moore and Brian Tyree Henry in a simple but effective animated story about stress and anxiety. Here is Sony’s official description of … Read more

Short Films in Focus: The 2024 Oscar-Nominated Short Films

The short film categories used to be the last vestige of true indie filmmaking represented at the Oscars. Over the years, that feeling has changed quite a bit, with Nexflix, The New Yorker, The Atlantic and other major studios and publications putting their names on the most high-profile films. This year, it’s quite possible Wes … Read more

Marvel’s Echo is a Short Yet Surprising New Edition to the MCU Canon | TV/Streaming

Her place in the MCU is refreshed for the audience in the form of unnecessarily rehashed flashbacks, whose place in the show are edited in a frankly burdensome way. It points to the central point of contention this show suffers from: Its place in the MCU. Despite this, they do act as a way for … Read more

The Vanishing of S.S. Willie horror short film takes advantage of Mickey Mouse’s public domain status

The horror short film The Vanishing of S.S. Willie is inspired by the public domain Mickey Mouse cartoon Steamboat Willie As of January 1st, the earliest versions of Mickey Mouse – seen in the animated shorts Plane Crazy, The Gallopin’ Gaucho, and most famously Steamboat Willie – became public domain. Then director Jamie Bailey and writer/producer … Read more

James Cameron trimmed Titanic budget by hiring “short people”

James Cameron hired “short extras” so it would make the sets on Titanic appear larger, thus saving money in set design. When it came to bringing the story of the doomed liner the RMS Titanic to the big screen, James Cameron would face some of the greatest challenges of his career. And while we would … Read more