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January 4, 2023

Shahram Mokri’s Innovative Fish and Cat

I have seen four films that were shot in one take:Victoria, Russian Ark, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, and now Shahram Mokri's […]
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December 28, 2022

Ken Russel’s The Fall Of The Louse Of Usher

Twenty minutes into Ken Russell’s The Fall Of The Louse Of Usher, I was ready to turn it off. It’s shot on low-quality video using […]
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December 18, 2022

Noah Baumbach’s Interpretation of Don DeLillo’s White Noise 

When I first heard that Noah Baumbach was making a film version of one of my favorite books, I had the usual mixture of excitement […]
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December 12, 2022

Ruben Östlund’s Raucous Triangle of Sadness

You get a lot of movie for the ticket price when you go see Triangle of Sadness. It’s 2.5 hours of dark satire, graphic imagery, […]
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November 30, 2022

Alejandro Iñárritu’s Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths is a visually lush film. It’s worth seeing just for the surreal imagery and skillful cinematography. Bardo is clearly director […]
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November 20, 2022

Wakanda For Sale

Wakanda Forever is now in theaters. It’s the much anticipated sequel to Disney/Marvel’s 2018 blockbuster Black Panther, which grossed 1.3 billion dollars.  A film, or […]
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November 17, 2022

Wenzel Storch’s Bizarre Journey Into Bliss

In 2004, German artist Wenzel Storch wrote, directed, filmed, and produced A Journey Into Bliss or Die Reise ins Glück. For some critics, this raises […]
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November 6, 2022

Frauke Finsterwalder’s Finsterworld

Finsterworld begins by setting up several seemingly unconnected storylines. Over time, they begin to overlap and eventually collide. Each story delves deeply into the emotional […]
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November 2, 2022

Neil Breen Wants To Kill You (Well, Most of You) In His Movie Pass Thru

You are absolutely not going to see another film like this one. Bat-shit crazy does not begin to cover it. Yes, it has all the […]
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October 30, 2022

Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia’s Darkly Atmospheric H.

H. is a quiet film. Not very much happens, but it isn’t slow. It’s a tense mystery that builds gradually and never relents. H. summons […]
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October 23, 2022

Pascual Sisto’s Unnerving First Film, John And The Hole

It's hard to pin down exactly why John And The Hole is such a disturbing film, but it has something to do with the main […]
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October 23, 2022

Mark Region’s Horrendous “film”After Last Season

After Last Season is a top contender for the worst movie ever made. I’m not sure if it is as bad as Bat Pussy, but […]
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September 18, 2022

David Shrigley’s Lightswitch

David Shrigley’s Lightswitch is a 1-minute and 28 second long animated line drawing of a hand turning a light switch on and off. It’s about as simple […]
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September 4, 2022

Tekkonkinkreet Is One Of The Best Anime I Have Seen

Tekkonkinkreet, made in 2006, is visually extraordinary. The imagery is some of the best I have ever seen in an anime. It ranges from intricately […]
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August 28, 2022

Examining Persuasion in Await Further Instructions and Bird Box

2018 was a rough year. It was the height of the Brexit controversy and two years into the Trump Presidency. It was also the year Await […]
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August 7, 2022

The Coffin Joe Trilogy: Or Nietzsche Gonna Getcha’

It all begins with a dark admonition from a cackling witch. Breaking the fourth wall, she waves a skull at the camera and says, “There […]
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July 24, 2022

Neptune Frost and Black Panther: Different Approaches Toward Similar Goals

Neptune Frost and Black Panther have very different approaches to very similar content. Both films create a utopian refuge where Africans can escape the racism and cruelty of […]
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July 20, 2022

Favorite Scenes No.29: Us

Jordan Peele made his film Us in 2019. It is a complex film dealing with the concept of “the other.” Donald Trump was president at the time […]
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July 13, 2022

Rajamouli’s 2022 Big-Budget Blockbuster RRR

RRR is a very silly movie. A very silly and very expensive movie. The most expensive India has ever produced. It cost 72 million dollars. […]
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July 10, 2022

Lemohang Mosese’s This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection is a rich and earnest film full of pathos and empathy. It is essentially a portrait of […]
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June 26, 2022

Blitz Bazawule’s The Burial Of Kojo

Joseph Campbell would have loved Blitz Bazawule’s 2018 film The Burial Of Kojo. It is a rich and beautiful narrative that burrows inside the essence of […]
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June 5, 2022

Ryan Kruger’s 2020 Film Fried Barry

This one left me a bit speechless. You can take that as positive or negative, I don’t know what to say. It was intense. It […]
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May 29, 2022

Be Patient And You Will Be Well Rewarded In Eduardo Nunes’ Unicórnio 

Unicórnio was filmed in a very wide aspect ratio, 2.39:1. With such a long, thin image the viewing experience is considerably different. With a more conventional […]
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May 1, 2022

Nimród Antal's Kontroll: A Mythological, Comedy, Thriller

Nimród Antal’s film Kontroll is many things. The first half will have you thinking it's a comedy about rough and tumble misfits trying to make their way […]
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