THE INVISIBLE FOREST

4 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 111 minutes

A full production with costumes, make-up and props is being staged without an audience in a remote wilderness…


Posted on July 15, 2010 by

RE: FRAME (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 108 minutes

Lowave presents this important collection of seven experimental film and video works from India, including many accomplished artists that viewers from the USA and Europe may not be familiar with…


Posted on July 14, 2010 by

LOADED VISIONS (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 1991-2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 78 minutes

“Loaded Visions” uses an assured grasp of the art of expressive filmmaking to take you on many bewildering and worthwhile journeys…


Posted on July 13, 2010 by

ORPHANS OF DELIRIUM

4 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 84 minutes

“Orphans of Delirium” is a compelling introduction to a way of exploring and liberating one’s spiritual energy which may be too intense for most people to practice, but which nevertheless reveals to us the energy structures which underlie our experiences…


Posted on July 8, 2010 by

EIGHT WOMEN

3 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 29 minutes

Shows us ordinary women who, while remaining within the middle class culture in which they found themselves, quietly redefined themselves as artists…


Posted on July 7, 2010 by

SILVER SCREEN

3 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 5 minutes

A kinetically and visually stimulating ride…


Posted on July 3, 2010 by

VIENNA IN THE DESERT

VIENNA IN THE DESERT
3 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 5 minutes

Ruined love, ruined lives with a ruined, lonely desert…


Posted on July 2, 2010 by

FRIENDLY FIRE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 8 minutes

The physical medium of the message itself is affected by the content of the message…


Posted on July 2, 2010 by

JOURNEY TO Q’XTLAN

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

Reveals to us something about the nature of eyesight, not as a passive activity in which images pour into our brain, but as a creative action, in which our eye and brain reach out into the space and create our sensation of volume…


Posted on July 1, 2010 by

WOMEN WITHOUT MEN

4 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! “Women Without Men,” the long awaited first feature film by renowned Iranian-born video artist Shirin Neshat, is a beautifully made, evocative and thoughtful meditation on the relationship between personal experience and the larger political and cultural forces which shape our lives…


Posted on June 12, 2010 by

HERE AND THERE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 15 minutes

What really makes this film hang together, however, is not the particulars of the story which are only hinted at, but the care with which individual shots are selected, sequenced, and juxtaposed, which create sequences which are evocative and poetic, speaking of many kinds of experiences of travel…


Posted on March 20, 2010 by

POSTCARD FROM HARBIN

4 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 6 minutes

Uses a simple rhythmic structure to create a fascinating and beautiful visual effect.


Posted on March 11, 2010 by

THE UPHILL DESCENT

4 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 4 minutes

Manages to pack a tremendous number of powerful ideas and feelings into a very short film.


Posted on March 9, 2010 by

FALSE AGING

4 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 15 minutes

“False Aging” is a haunting, evocative, expertly crafted film by Lewis Klahr, using his signature style of animation made with cutout figures, often from comic books and other nostalgic sources, and a great variety of small objects such as plastic ice cubes and trading stamps…


Posted on March 7, 2010 by

DEAR LORI

3 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 24 minutes

“The story was almost too perfect. They had a victim and a villain.”


Posted on March 6, 2010 by

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