POR DINERO

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 32 minutes

20 year old son Israel has been able to support his entire family through his restaurant job in Florida, generously raising their standard of living…


Posted on September 28, 2014 by

RICE FOR SALE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 32 minutes

By the end of the film, we have descended into the dense strip malls of Denpasar, where extended sequences of single frame shots turn the billboards and neon signs of American fast food chains into a nightmarish dance…


Posted on September 27, 2014 by

WHEN I STOP LOOKING

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 15 minutes

Herman’s fascinating approach to this subject forces us into a voyeuristic relationship…


Posted on June 2, 2014 by

EUDORA

4 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 10 minutes

Bucuzzo lights the scenes gorgeously, and he has a wonderful ear for mixing arresting collages of sounds…


Posted on June 1, 2014 by

SHE LEARNS TO LUNGE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 7 minutes

Yakubov has an extremely precise way of layering evocative images and sounds with poetic text, and a sure sense of rhythm and composition…


Posted on May 29, 2014 by

CIRCLE IN THE SAND

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 46 minutes

In the horoscopes of the future, people gaze at artifacts from our world and try to discern the cosmic forces which order the universe…


Posted on May 28, 2014 by

ANOTHER SONG ABOUT THE SEA

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 28 minutes

The style is rather like a Bergman film, and it is a revelation to see how well this kind of detailed, slow meditation on a relationship can be expressed with animation…


Posted on May 22, 2014 by

I.THOU

4 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 39 minutes

The resulting look of the video is often, in a sense, a mess, but it is a glorious, riotous, rich and vivid kind of a mess…


Posted on May 21, 2014 by

NO MORE LONELY NIGHTS

2 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 21 minutes

“No More Lonely Nights” may not be original in style or technique, but the filmmakers have done a good job of analyzing the mechanics by which Hollywood films manipulate us and manufacture our emotional responses…


Posted on May 20, 2014 by

PEACOCK

2 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 59 minutes

Well-made candy can be very enjoyable, when you are in the mood for it…


Posted on May 19, 2014 by

THE GREATER CIRCULATION

4 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 93 minutes

Among the most dense and beautifully made visual collages I have ever seen to accompany poetry…


Posted on May 18, 2014 by

IN THE WOLF’S BELLY

3 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 19 minutes

In a digital world, all information can be spliced and interchanged…


Posted on May 17, 2014 by

THE REALIST

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 36 minutes

The world of the mannequins stands in for our world, where we are defined by what we consume…


Posted on May 16, 2014 by

IN/FLUX VOLUME 3 (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 96 minutes

Contains much beautiful, fascinating work for anyone who wants to find out more about contemporary media art by African artists…


Posted on May 15, 2014 by

IN/FLUX VOLUME 2 (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 114 minutes

It is not quite as full of knockout films as Volume 1 was, but it still contains some good films, and a couple of extraordinary ones. Because there is so little focus in America and Europe on experimental work by African artists, these collections will prove valuable to Western viewers…


Posted on May 14, 2014 by

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