Earlier this year, VICE Films and Grolsch Film Works teamed up to make a three-part film called The Fourth Dimension. A mindfuck brief was written by VICE’s creative director Eddy Moretti and delivered to three of the world's most acclaimed filmmakers; Harmony Korine, Alexey Fedorchenko and Jan Kwiecinski. The results were cinematic dynamite. Anyway, Grolsch Film Works have a new website where you can find out what they’ve been up to and read/ watch entertaining and interesting stuff about films (and stuff). Every week we'll be plucking the highlights. This is that.
PROMETHEUS VERSUS SPACEBALLS
You may have noticed a certain film called Prometheus causing a stir in the Twittersphere, seeping into every corner of the internet with its pervasive, almost aggressive, marketing campaign. You may not have seen this hilarious mashup of Spaceballs and Prometheus… Rick Moranis! John Candy! Watch it.READ FULL STORYMOVIES SET IN THE 1960s
You'd think that directors would be bored of making films in the 1960s by now, but seems not – notable recent examples include Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom and, er, Men In Black III. Here we pick some of our favourites.READ FULL STORY
KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILYSometimes, it’s all in the surname. Mention "Cronenberg", for example, and you'll prick the ears of many a film fan; and if it’s preceded by anything other than David, they’ll be sure to ask whether there’s any connection. There is, as it happens. Brandon Cronenberg – David Cronenberg’s son – is one of the growing number of directors following in the footsteps of their papas, finding their own place in the competitive world of contemporary cinema. So, will they make it? If we’ve learnt anything it’s that nepotism ain’t bad. Ain’t bad at all.READ FULL STORY HARMONY KORINE AND THE BLACK KEYS
The Gummo director has dabbled in ads and music videos before (notably Bonnie Prince Billy’s "Workhorse" and Sonic Youth’s "Sunday") but this, his latest for The Black Keys, feels closer than any to his features – well, Trash Humpers in particular. Check out that trademark lo-fi aesthetic. It’s got Korine written all over it. Viva la VHS!READ FULL STORYKeep you’re peepers peeled for more Grolsch Film Works updates next week. Go to grolschfilmworks.com to see what’s happening right now.