BURNING DOWN THE PALACE (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 98 minutes

Waring’s focus on electronics, video games, and online culture are a dynamic complement to Mattschka’s focus on the physical and tangible…


Posted on April 14, 2013 by

THE MIND IS A LIAR AND A WHORE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 92 minutes

“The Mind is a Liar and a Whore” is the apt title for director/writer Antero Alli’s entertaining and illuminating feature which uses the situation of a bio-terrorist attack in a US city to explore the many strategies which the human mind invents to cope with the uncertainties of life…


Posted on October 21, 2012 by

IT TAKES TIME TO SEE

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 14 minutes

“Trio A” last only 4 and a half minutes, but it is exceedingly complex and dense…


Posted on September 15, 2012 by

OF THIS, MEN SHALL KNOW NOTHING

4 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 6 minutes

Stolberg has an uncanny ability to assemble fragmentary bits of action and imagery to simulate the hallucinatory intensity of a dream or a vision…


Posted on September 15, 2012 by

MAGIC FOR BEGINNERS

4 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 20 minutes

A witty and insightful essay about the dilemma of mass media and our emotional life, but it is a video which itself uses a variety of sophisticated media strategies…


Posted on September 14, 2012 by

FIN DE SIÉCLE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 8 minutes

Quillian has a sharp eye for creating arresting, off balance visual compositions, and for using simple visual elements to create the sense of wonder and strangeness…


Posted on September 14, 2012 by

THE ELEKTRA/VAMPYR VARIATIONS

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 28 minutes

Turns hideous emotions into a gorgeous work of art…


Posted on September 13, 2012 by

WHEN WALT WHITMAN WAS A LITTLE GIRL

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 12 minutes

A vision of the poet as an old wise soul, whether temporarily housed in the body of a girl or a grown man or a woman…


Posted on September 13, 2012 by

VARIFOLD

4 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 10 minutes

Dares us to feel at home in the exhilaration of this shifting universe…


Posted on September 12, 2012 by

THE MIRRORED CURTAIN

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 11 minutes

Veers back and forth from the contemplative, sparse rhythms you might expect in a Larry Gottheim film to the snappy pace of “Entertainment Tonight…”


Posted on September 11, 2012 by

IN THE SUN ROOM

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 14 minutes

A series of continual aesthetic illuminations.


Posted on September 10, 2012 by

THE FLORESTINE COLLECTION

4 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 33 minutes

An artist who lived out her dream of fostering community through the arts every day…


Posted on September 10, 2012 by

NUMBER ONE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 10 minutes

A world of flowing, intermingling energies, which nevertheless has a distinct and discernible structure…


Posted on November 18, 2011 by

STOCHASTICS

3 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 6 minutes

In “Stochastics,” a new 6 minute short, French artist David Kidman takes a simple idea and expands it with fascinating results…


Posted on November 17, 2011 by

I MY BIKE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 6 minutes

Riding a bike becomes a metaphor for navigating through danger…


Posted on November 16, 2011 by

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