Independent Film Update

Three films cement the new status quo for independent filmmaking

Today’s independent films maintain the tradition of keeping production small and outside of major studios, but with grassroots funding and the rise of affordability in digital filmmaking, gone are the low-budget demands and aesthetics forced upon the genre. Notable recent releases indicate a new normal for the independent category, one marked by gorgeous cinematography, disconnected narratives and an emphasis on human relationships. An ideal marriage …

Belkin ThunderStorm

Bring surround sound to your iPad with a fully integrated hard case

The iPad’s rear-facing speakers have become a common gripe for users looking to match audio with the tablet’s quality display. While some of the more low-tech solutions can help, few truly improve your experience like Belkin’s new ThunderStorm. Billed as a “handheld home theater,” the speaker system integrates with a hard case and soft cover similar to the Apple Smart Cover, and a free app …

Sleepwalk With Me

Mike Birbiglia's new film makes a powerful commentary on modern romance

In his cinematic debut, comedian Mike Birbiglia takes the audience on a journey that explores his transformation as an individual and comedic artist. Birbligia, who has made a run on Broadway in a one man show and appeared on NPR’s This American Life and The Moth Podcast, brings his story to the big screen in Sleepwalk With Me. The film tells the tale of Birbiglia’s …