That leaf comparison shot is terrible!!! The one on the left is completely out of focus, which throws the whole comparison for the purposes of "dimensionality" (yeah, my browser's spell check doesn't believe that's a real word either) out the window. Terrible and makes me doubt the honesty of the whole thing.
I think it really depends on the context. It's hard to imagine how they will ever be able to make VR work for the majority of narrative films. After all, your audience can be looking anywhere instead of where you want them to look. It's possible that audiences and filmmakers will learn how to play along eventually.
On the other hand, VR will be very popular for other types of video work, like Kevin said. Some subset of sports, events, documentary, education, etc could really benefit from the ability to be completely transported to another place when viewing through a VR display. Watching VR on a regular monitor sucks though.
Amazing that you got a chance to interview the Dardenne brothers, thank you for posting this! I love their films, and consider them to be some of the best if not the best dramatic filmmakers currently working.
"Without further ADO": http://www.dictionary.com/browse/without-further-ado - it's English, not French.
Awesome, thanks for pointing out this service to us. A ton of libraries, not just NYPL, seem to have a subscription. You can check if your library is included here: https://www.kanopystreaming.com/wayf
Err... the circumference of the Earth is less than 25,000 miles. That means that no two points on this planet are more than about 12,500 miles apart.
Having said that, even though I'm not a horror movie fan, this one made a big impression on me. That scene where the guys are tied to a connected row of chairs while one of them tests their blood to find out who is the thing is mind-blowing, unforgettable. One of the most amazing scenes I've ever seen in terms of tension, suspense, and just plain freak-out scariness.