MAKE ME A DOORWAY

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

Rather than limiting Davis’ poetry by illustrating it literally, Brooks amplifies it by creating a visual counterpart…


Posted on June 9, 2013 by

HUMAN FRAMES: FANATICISM (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 66 minutes

Artists’ voices can throw light on ideologically deadlocked situations where polemics and speeches often prove futile…


Posted on June 9, 2013 by

NATURELAND

4 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 14 minutes

The film’s visual strategies emphasize the similarities of nature and industry, not their differences…


Posted on June 8, 2013 by

THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF STILLNESS…I’M THINKING

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 40 minutes

Living in this way can make ordinary situations continually interesting and full of surprising beauty…


Posted on June 7, 2013 by

YOUR DAY IS MY NIGHT

4 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 64 minutes

The obvious difficulties of managing a crowded, small apartment where people sleep in shifts only highlight the social resourcefulness and sophistication of the Chinese culture which makes it a workable, if not ideal situation…


Posted on June 6, 2013 by

RYAN TRECARTIN AND THE GENERATION GAP, OR HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE THE CACOPHONY

Trecartin’s artistic skill is the embedded moral stance in the work…



Posted on June 5, 2013 by

TRAVEL DREAM AND DREAM TRAVEL

4 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 22 minutes

A pair of poetic meditations on the notion of travel, and the part that it plays in our desires and memories…


Posted on May 20, 2013 by

VAT

4 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 23 minutes

The fact that the symmetry here is created by motion thought time as well as by the three spatial dimensions makes it particularly awe-inspiring to watch…


Posted on May 19, 2013 by

STEADFAST

4 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 9 minutes

Like looking at a wonderful painting, but with a mesmerizing aspect of motion added to it…


Posted on May 18, 2013 by

AND/OR

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 7 minutes

Multiple individual choices add up to a fixed, static pattern…


Posted on May 17, 2013 by

THE CAPITOL OF THE MULTIVERSE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 8 minutes

The video made me aware of how ubiquitous this particular trope of architectural language is…


Posted on May 16, 2013 by

AN ENCOUNTER WITH SIMONE WEIL

4 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 85 minutes

Weil was obviously an unusual human being, one who went on a hunger strike in sympathy with soldiers suffering on the front when she was 6…


Posted on May 15, 2013 by

HALF REAL

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 7 minutes

McElwee is inviting us to revel in the tactile sensuousness of light and color itself…


Posted on May 14, 2013 by

FLAMINGOS

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

The film’s three main characters may not be likable, but the lurid glare of their intensity is riveting…


Posted on April 28, 2013 by

DREAMBODY/EARTHBODY (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

The workshops have clearly opened a door for these people to find levels of reality that are normally closed to us, and they find the experience thrilling and liberating…


Posted on April 21, 2013 by

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