A gorgeous retelling of Little Red Riding Hood,
using silhouettes and plenty of horror
This is Red, a phenomenally atmospheric take on Little Red Riding Hood from directors Jorge Jaramillo and Carlo Guillotand composer Manuel Borda. In this five-minute animation — which seeks to “explore more thoroughly the drama, horror and realism of the story” — we learn how the fairy tale‘s protagonist earned her namesake. Hats off to the creative team.
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What really makes people do the things they do? FREAKONOMICS, the omnibus documentary adaptation of the bestselling book, unveils the incentives-based thinking in the world around us. Like the book, the film examines human behavior with provocative and sometimes hilarious case studies. The segment “Pure Corruption,” written and directed by Alex Gibney, reveals the rampant and systematic cheating that goes on in Sumo wrestling matches. Long-term analysis of match data shows that wrestlers are often guilty of game fixing and whistleblowers are often ignored or, worse, threatened or penalized. As a result of the pure, spiritual façade of the sport, all involved seem to have been impervious to criticism—until now.