RHOMBUS

3 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 20 minutes

I don’t mind experimental films. I really don’t. In fact, I feel that they can be a palate cleanser for film buffs. When you’ve seen too many mainstream movies nothing is better for your soul than watching some weird shit made by genuinely artistic people…


Posted on July 8, 2014 by

THE FIRST STEP

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 7 minutes

I knew I was going to have fun watching this short when I saw the monster. Most filmmakers, when doing horror, wisely hide their monsters. It’s not that they’re being unimaginative – not always anyway – it’s just that innuendo and suggestion always both seem to work better and be more effective than an out-and-out revelation…


Posted on July 5, 2014 by

HAMAS-TER OF THE HOUSE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 9 minutes

I’m pretty sure that this short has a political message that’s completely gone over my head. Not surprising, since it tackles the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, which is such a complete clusterfuck of a situation that it’s one of the few subjects in the whole of the entire universe that me and my big mouth have no opinion on…


Posted on June 20, 2014 by

THE PACKAGE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 9 minutes

It’s low budget without being cheap, simple without being simpleminded, hip without being hipster, talky without being boring, funny without forcing it’s humor, and to top it off it has a neat little comedic twist at the end that works…


Posted on June 20, 2014 by

BETWEEN REGULARITY AND IRREGULARITY

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 8 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS SELECTION! I’d say it was like a bad acid trip, but that wouldn’t be fair to director Masahiro Tsutani, who did not just toss stuff at the screen for the sake of weirdness but put some effort into it…


Posted on January 24, 2014 by

THOSE PEOPLE OF THE SOUTH

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 11 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS SELECTION! The film is strange and somewhat random. Yet it is as complete of a document of a person’s life as anything else…


Posted on January 24, 2014 by

ROUGH TRADE

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 18 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS SELECTION! So this film has some not insignificant qualities going for it. Yet, even as I say this, it grates the hell out of me…


Posted on January 24, 2014 by

REAL ETHEREAL

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 12 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS SELECTION! It’s just madness from start to finish. It follows some degree of logic, but fucked if I can tell what it is…


Posted on January 24, 2014 by

RAVEL

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 8 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS SELECTION! You wouldn’t think watching a woman drag half a dozen or so bottles tied around her through the desert for seven minutes could be enthralling to watch. Yet that’s the long and short of it…


Posted on January 24, 2014 by

R/B/G

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 6 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS SELECTION! So did I like it? Of course! I wrote 900 words about a six minute film with no plot or dialogue…


Posted on January 24, 2014 by

FLOWER

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 21 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS SELECTION! Director Naoko Tasaka knows how to pace his work, and does a beautiful job here…


Posted on January 24, 2014 by

THE CORAL REEF ARE DREAMING AGAIN

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 3 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS SELECTION! Besides, you can never really go wrong when you try to be too artistic anyway. The worst you can do is not please everyone, and I just happen to be on the losing end of this deal…


Posted on January 24, 2014 by

BIRD SHIT

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 1 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS SELECTION! Archeologists will be the first to tell you that the best way to get a good idea about what a civilization was like is to go through their garbage. Zoologists, likewise, will tell you that the best way to get to know an animal is to look through their fecal matter…


Posted on January 24, 2014 by

INVOCATION

5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 3 minutes

2013 FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! “Invocation” makes perfect, bloody, gory sense; and it is perfectly, bloody good…


Posted on August 9, 2013 by

“POLYESTER”… IN ODORAMA… IN FRENCH!!!

2013 FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! There’s a world of difference between watching a movie and experiencing a movie…



Posted on August 8, 2013 by

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