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

POOLSIDE MANNERS

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

A kind of formalized physical comedy of manners, but without the humor…


Posted on November 15, 2011 by

TWIST OF FATE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 9 minutes

This can be appreciated by anyone who has ever been scared out of their minds by an MRI scan or an IV monitor…


Posted on November 14, 2011 by

DREXCIYA

3 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 12 minutes

Broken tiles, decayed diving boards inhabited by birds, and even animal skulls are all shot in beautifully composed, lingering shots…


Posted on November 13, 2011 by

THE INDESERIAN TABLETS

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 15 minutes

“The Indeserian Tablets” is a complex, mesmerizing and beautiful short by Peter Rose…


Posted on November 12, 2011 by

BLACK STAINS

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

Horodi and Kammerer have used a collage technique, mixing straight documentary footage with fiction, to make a strong statement in favor of an engaged and activist form of making art…


Posted on November 11, 2011 by

PARTIAL FRACTION

3 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 45 minutes

Shot within a few blocks, this film presents certain people who happened to be present within a certain place at a certain time…


Posted on November 10, 2011 by

THE DIVIDED UTOPIA OF NEVE SHAANAN: EIGHT COMMENTS ON THE NEW CENTRAL BUS STATION OF TEL AVIV

3 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 24 minutes

The structure of the film itself is a kind of argument for a new, multivalent way of thinking about urban spaces…


Posted on November 9, 2011 by

VIDEOMAPPINGS: AIDA, PALESTINE (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 46 minutes

The mere act of asking to Palestinians to make their own maps, while telling their own stories, is political…


Posted on November 8, 2011 by

THE FLOOR OF THE WORLD

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

Geiser’s aim, it seems, is not so much to tell a particular story, but to create a kind of fertile image and sound garden, where the seeds of many, many stories are just sprouting and starting to grow…


Posted on November 7, 2011 by

GHOST ALGEBRA

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

“Ghost Algebra” is one of Janie Geiser’s most beautiful and evocative films, using her style of simply animated objects…


Posted on November 6, 2011 by

CAT’S CRADLE

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

A great sense of variety and even drama within the narrow scope of this abstract, visual study…


Posted on November 5, 2011 by

RETREAT

3 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 9 minutes

This seems like a very informal, relaxed version of Buddhism…


Posted on November 4, 2011 by

CROOKED BEAUTY

4 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 34 minutes

“Being told that I had a ‘mental illness’ was both horrifying, and very conveniently let me off the hook for having responsibility for my life…”


Posted on November 3, 2011 by

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