MIX/VHS | Week 079

Week 079

For some, it's back to school time! For others, it's the same grind as the week before! Whatever the case or the stress, take a second outta your day to relax + watch some excellent recommendations from our contributors at MIX/VHS!

half.alive // still feel.


This year has provided us with some stellar music videos. "This is America" still reigns supreme, but I kinda want to toss "still.feel" by half alive into the runner-up spot. The short is gorgeously shot, the song is catchy, and choreography is fun, albeit kinda simple. I love it. Plus, it's good to see the Nolan Batcave/garage being put to good use after all these years.

- Jake

Bradford Young / Cinematographer


No matter what specific interest you have in movies, this interview of a phenomenal cinematographer working today can inspire us all. From Selma to Get Out and many more projects continuing to grow, Bradford Young shares his journey through filmmaking. 

- Chris

Magic For Humans | Justin Willman Makes This Guy Think He's Invisible


Both a great, hilarious viral clip and a great engaging promotion for the larger Netflix series Magic For Humans, watching this dude freak the freak out about a magician turning him "invisible" is a perfect window into a total unfiltered gut reaction/meltdown about thinking everyone around you thinks you are a ghost. May not watch the whole show, but it's got me thinkin' about it.

- Spencer

Crazy Rich Asians


Love. Money. Intense Family Drama. This is what you can expect from the film Crazy Rich Asians (2018). As a fan of romantic comedies, I cannot tell you how happy I am about the return of this genre. Crazy Rich Asians is just an all-around, feel-good movie that has all the elements of a classic, modern rom-com (without all of the extreme cheesiness that usually comes with these types of film) and literally transports you into a “Gatsby-esque” world of larger-than-life parties and extreme wealth. My personal favorite part of this movie was the actress/comedian “Awkwafina’s" stand-out performance as the hilarious college best friend to the protagonist, or rather, Constance Wu’s character (and if you don’t know who she is, please look her up on YouTube immediately). Also, although I am only 4th generation Asian-American, I was thrilled that the film got to introduce so many new and different Asian/Asian-American talents to the big-screen. So, if you’ve got time this weekend, I definitely would give this one a watch, even if you’re not a huge romantic comedy fan, it was a genuinely entertaining film that offers a little bit of something for everyone to enjoy.

- Zoe

Zach Eaves // If Only


My friend and local Austin musician, Zach Eaves, has just re-released new music with two accompanying music videos. The music video for "If Only" captures summer vibes in Austin, from sunset v-ball to backyard kickbacks to Blues on the Green. You can find Zach's music on Spotify or iTunes.

- Mia



Christopher Nolan is probably one of my favorite directors because he consistently puts out amazing psychological thrillers. This movie in particular is about a group of extractors who put people to sleep and steal their secrets from their dreams. Their whole world takes a turn when Dom Cobb is given the task to implant an idea in someone's dream that could mean he gets to go home to his children, whom he hasn't seen in a while. 

- Ashley

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