THE MIAMI DENTIST

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 9 minutes

It makes one feel as if the universe is playing a joke on all of us, but because we are the butt of the joke, no one is laughing…


Posted on October 29, 2011 by

DIES IRAE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 10 minutes

All of the images all show a road, path, or a central line of some kind which vanishes into the distance, and this pathway is always placed centrally…


Posted on October 28, 2011 by

MARKS…HOLES

3 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 8 minutes

A kind of music which combines images and sounds to create a set of formal variations which are playful, spacious, and exciting to watch…


Posted on October 27, 2011 by

SITTING

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

This video beautifully captures something I have never seen before in a film: the relationship between an artist and a model, particularly when it is considered as a constantly changing stream of color and light…


Posted on October 25, 2011 by

THE GLITTER EMERGENCY

3 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 21 minutes

“The Glitter Emergency” is a short fairy tale film by Paul Festa about Peggy, a one-legged girl with a peg leg, who dreams of releasing her inner ballerina…


Posted on October 24, 2011 by

APPARITION OF THE ETERNAL CHURCH

3 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 54 minutes

Festa is investigating a key question about musical aesthetics, and he has invented a methodology to study it which provides very illuminating results…


Posted on October 23, 2011 by

CRIES AND ECHOES (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 74 minutes

Priscilla McLean is a skilled, original composer with considerable musical gifts. As a filmmaker, however, she is clearly just beginning to find her voice…


Posted on October 22, 2011 by

IN/FLUX (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 105 minutes

The lowave label has added an important title to their growing catalogue of “must have” collections…


Posted on October 21, 2011 by

TO DREAM OF FALLING UPWARDS

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 125 minutes

People who are attracted to occult practices which are far outside of mainstream religions are, by definition, non-conformists…


Posted on October 3, 2011 by

RECENT VIDEOS OF MIKE KUCHAR

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007-2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: minutes

In anticipation of the upcoming screening of new videos by legendary filmmaker Mike Kuchar at the Berks Filmmakers in Reading, PA on October 26th, Film Threat takes a look at his recent work…


Posted on October 24, 2010 by

RESISTANCE(S) VOL. 3 (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 118 minutes

“Resistance(s)” is a DVD series of experimental films by artists from the Middle East which is produced by the Lowave label, and the new Volume 3 is just as fine as the first two…


Posted on October 8, 2010 by

THREE LANGUAGE VIDEOS

4 Stars
Year Released: 2006-2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 45 minutes

The playful relationship between the text and the images, and the constant references to the visual syntax of films, make the experience of watching these films a little like bungee jumping…


Posted on October 6, 2010 by

THE LAST HAPPY DAY

4 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 38 minutes

A stunningly beautiful essay film by Lynne Sachs, in which she uses the remarkable story of her distant cousin Sandor Lenard, a Jewish Hungarian doctor who survives two world wars, as a lens for her meditations on trauma, survival, history, and healing…


Posted on August 20, 2010 by

JEWS

3 Stars
Year Released: 1984
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 19 minutes

Deutsch’s contribution is mainly to edit the footage for the highlights and themes, and the film comes off as a celebration of a vibrant and joyful way of life, now vanished…


Posted on July 17, 2010 by

JAMES BALDWIN: FROM ANOTHER PLACE

4 Stars
Year Released: 1973
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 12 minutes

A rare and fascinating glimpse into James Baldwin as he was in the middle of his life…


Posted on July 16, 2010 by

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