Well it’s official: we’ve got a case of the winter blues.
Everyone’s favourite season seems to dip into a lull after the holidays. Same biting cold, same endless rain, just all significantly less endearing without the glow of coloured lights to push a warm glow through the darkness. Although, we guess we shouldn’t blame winter. It’s not its fault all the best holidays occurred at the beginning of the season. We guess we can look forward to Valentine’s Day… Or, more accurately, we can look forward to all the themed sweets that will be on offer shortly after… What? We told you last week were were chocoholics!
Well, we’ve got one thing for you to look forward to! A new Round-Up, fresh out of the oven. Be careful not to burn your hands!
17 WAYS TO DUMP YOUR GIRLFRIEND – Tomska
Looking for some sound relationship advice? Well, you should probably look elsewhere – we don’t think you’ll find it here.
Tom Ridgewell leads our list this week with a sketch involving ghosts, a funeral (or two), and all of your favourite comedic tropes! But, let’s be honest, this sketch as a whole is a little unrealistic. We mean, who would ever want to break up with Dodie Clark?
Arrival | Women Onscreen – Rosianna Halse Rojas
Who better to continue the trend of #GirlPower we’re feeling this week than the lovely Rosianna Halse Rojas, whose ability to draw parallels never fails to make us swoon? Her eloquent analysis of Arrival stretches from the main topic – the portrayal of women in film compared to that of their male costars – to the intricacies and implications of shot composition, set design, and meaningful spaces.
Seriously, please write our essays for us forever, Rosianna.
Playground – Bertie Gilbert
Bertie Gilbert and Sammy Paul‘s newest film has hit our subscription boxes and our collective feels. They now lay in a corner, sobbing uncontrollably. It’s really rather inconvenient. Please send aid.
Silliness aside, this film is truly something special. Not only does it star an incredibly talented cast of young actors (and the incandescent Chris Kendall), but it also takes the subject of harrowing grief and turns it into something palatable. It’s one of those videos that makes us here at TenEighty smile because we are lucky enough to showcase incredible people creating pieces of magical, lasting art.
Well done, lads.
Past Bing – Nostalgia and Dogs 2016.01.17 – bingradio
We’re hearing you say it already: did we accidentally queue this post in 2013? Is this some mistake? No, you’re eyes aren’t deceiving you. Past Bing / Future Bing has made its triumphant return!
For those of you not familiar with the vlog series, it follows Chris Bingham in a conversation through time, exploring life events through videos spaced one year apart. To commemorate the original, Chris is bringing the series back for a month this year, so catch up while you still can! Explorative and ridden with nostalgia, it really is essential YouTube viewing.
Dear YouTube, We Are Not Happy – Mandeville Sisters
It’s a small detour from their more lighthearted sketches, one that takes a controversial topic that has often been wandering around YouTube lately and fashions it into something new and original. It’s actually quite sound relationship advice! Just maybe don’t tell your significant other to resubscribe after you’ve hashed things out.
Looking for more content to devour? Look no further…
Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to learn something new? Fear not! Elisa Spigariol doesn’t only make rad films, she’s also here to grant you her top tips for learning a new language. Molte grazie!
Comb your dad-stache and get ready to clap along to the beat because Rusty Clanton‘s latest cover of The Beatles’ Revolution is off the danceability scale. Seriously, is there a genre his voice doesn’t magically meld into perfectly?
Still struggling to set yourself some goals for the new year? Let Jake Akira of New Age Creators give you a little direction with his video outlining his goals and ambitions for 2017 to the tune of some beautifully composed shots.