“I think creativity is a byproduct of not trying so hard.” Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 2 & 3) spoke with the Oscars about her style of filmmaking, making art in her free time to keep her creativity burning and how inspiration can come from anywhere.
THE BEST Documentaries
In the early ’90s, Nintendo was looking for more Game Boy exclusive games. Then 19-year-old Masahiro Sakurai – who would go on to create Super Smash Bros. – answered the call with a new title that could be enjoyed by first-time gamers. The result is Kirby’s Dream Land.
“I decided that I wanted to be the person whom he thought I was.” In 2010, Eric’s doctor said he’d be dead in 5 years. He was severely overweight, had high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes. Then a nutritionist gave him a life-changing advice: get a shelter dog.
“I’m not trying to prove anything. I’m just trying to have fun.” Veteran skateboarder Daewon Song has never been comfortable in the limelight. But he’s smart enough to leverage social media to stay relevant. These days he’s playing HORSE against himself on Instagram.
GoPro celebrates Endangered Species Day with this documentary about naturalist Casey Anderson. About 13 years ago, Casey rescued a grizzly bear, who’s now one of his closest pals and inspired him to create a grizzly sanctuary. Quite a contrast from The Revenant.
A documentary about Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke (Still Life, Mountains May Depart), whose meditative films often depict the ill effects of China’s economic boom from the perspective of normal citizens. Directed by Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries).