Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Arthouse films, glitter, CES, space, food and more in our internet round-up

Communicating From the Far Side of the Moon The far side of the moon (often mistakenly referred to as the “dark side” of the moon) never faces Earth due to the sphere’s elliptical orbit and synchronous rotation. For the first time, information—including a photograph—has been transmitted from the hemisphere by way of China’s National Space Administration’s Yutu-2 rover. While this might not seem like that big of …

Upcoming Arthouse Films

Thanks to Dazed, there’s a new list of the 11 most exciting arthouse films coming out this year. All of them are “criminally overlooked arthouse oddities” that deserve as many viewers as blockbusters. From Jia Zhangke’s Ash is The Purest White, to Simon Amstell’s semi-autobiographical Benjamin, to coming of age stories, horror-comedies, tales about sex workers, neo-fables and more, the list is delightfully diverse—in terms …

The Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film

Unless you’re a cinephile or recovering film student, it’s unlikely that going into Oscar season you’re able to catch all of the nominated films. One category, however, may make the entire program more accessible: Popular Film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will introduce the category in advance of next year’s airing. And the rules and eligibility regulations are still forthcoming. It’s understandable that this …