Brendan Shick | Freelance Film, Broadcast, & Digital Media

4 Must Watch Director’s Commentaries – Even if You’re Not a Film Geek

4 Must Watch Director's Commentaries - Even if You're Not a Film Geek

4 Director's Commentaries for any sensibility or taste! At least one of these will appeal to you...
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Learning the Pitfalls of HFR

Learn the Pitfalls of HFR

Don't make the mistake of paying more for a lower quality theater experience. Here's a look at what HFR really does to your image straight from a cinematographer's mouth...errr...pen...err...whatever.
Baseball Broadcasts: Behind the Scenes

Broadcasting Baseball

Ever wonder how the game gets from the field to your television set? We're sharing a behind-the-scenes look.

4 Must Watch Director’s Commentaries – Even if You’re Not a Film Geek Editor's Pick

4 Must Watch Director’s Commentaries – Even if You’re Not a Film Geek

I present to you – 4 director’s commentaries for any sensibility or taste!

These are my favorites and each of them has as much rewatch value as the respective film itself.

If you’re the type who can’t bring yourself to listen to an audio commentary, keep reading anyway. I’ve chosen a non-traditional set here, so at least one of these will appeal to you.

Top 15 Films of 2012 Editor's Pick
May 30 2013

Top 15 Films of 2012

In keeping with tradition, I’m releasing my top picks of last year rather late in the calendar. The rush of films released in December means I like to take some time to catch up and produce a list that’s more comprehensive. Just how it goes if you want an accurate list. Most of my top 15 are films I […]

Top 10 Films of 2011 Editor's Pick
Mar 10 2012

Top 10 Films of 2011

Alright, so usually these posts come out in January, but hear me out here. You saw so many Top 10 posts right after you replaced that desk calendar that you stopped reading them, right?

Indeed, a few titles on this list are films that I only saw – and was glad I did – because they picked up some minor nomination in late January. I purposely held this list back to give those films a chance at the list.

Film Review: Delicatessen (1991) Editor's Pick
Aug 12 2011

Film Review: Delicatessen (1991)

Delicatessen (1991) is the next film in my recent foray into free Hulu films.

Unlike the previous films in this category, it is neither a documentary, nor a film that you can watch for free, as its run on Hulu expired just hours after I finished watching it.

Rather, Delicatessen is a delightful foreign film (French to be exact) that I knew I had to see. I wasn’t expecting much from it, but was pleasantly surprised that it was a delight to watch.

Film Review: Trading on Thin Air (2010) Editor's Pick
Aug 09 2011

Film Review: Trading on Thin Air (2010)

After my exploration of the American debt mindset in the last film review, I figured this would be a good followup (my Hulu queue is usually so long that I can watch two films on any given subject back-to-back, as was the case here). You can view the trailer or buy a copy from

This documentary explores the realm of trading carbon emissions credits and what that means both in terms of the economy and for the environmentalist.

Film Review: In Debt We Trust (2006) Editor's Pick
Aug 03 2011

Film Review: In Debt We Trust (2006)

Last night, I watched In Debt We Trust (2006), a choice that seemed pertinent given the recent happenings in Washington. This film, however, focuses not so much on the national debt, but rather the culture of debt created among American consumers. The first third or so of the program focuses in on the obvious facet: […]

Film Review: Super 8 (2011) Editor's Pick
Jul 03 2011

Film Review: Super 8 (2011)

“J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg.” Time and time again that’s how I’ve heard Super 8 (2011) described. People allege that this name recognition alone is all one needs to hear to be sold on the film. Alright, so there’s probably a good deal of truth in that. What with J.J. Abrams coming straight off his […]

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