ANOTHER SONG ABOUT THE SEA

The style is rather like a Bergman film, and it is a revelation to see how well this kind of detailed, slow meditation on a relationship can be expressed with animation…

Posted on May 22, 2014 in Reviews by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: CARTOON ALL-STARS TO THE RESCUE

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil goes one toke over the line…

Posted on January 17, 2014 in Bootleg Files, Features by

THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF STILLNESS…I’M THINKING

Living in this way can make ordinary situations continually interesting and full of surprising beauty…

Posted on June 7, 2013 in Reviews by

THE CAPITOL OF THE MULTIVERSE

The video made me aware of how ubiquitous this particular trope of architectural language is…

Posted on May 16, 2013 in Reviews by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 141: WRECK-IT, FIX-IT, SCARE-IT!

This week, a film that references, and also twists, all the best things about retro games and arcades from our childhood youth…

Posted on March 6, 2013 in Digital Celluloid, Features by

FIN DE SIÉCLE

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 in Reviews by

TWIST OF FATE

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 in Reviews by

THE FLOOR OF THE WORLD

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 in Reviews by

GHOST ALGEBRA

“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 in Reviews by

CAT’S CRADLE

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

Posted on November 5, 2011 in Reviews by

MARKS…HOLES

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 in Reviews by

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: REANIMATED

Even the most die-hard purist will recognize the love and talent that went into every aspect of this production. This isn’t a remake of anything. This is a Frankenstein’s beautiful monster of a movie, courtesy of more than 150 mad doctors…

Posted on October 22, 2010 in Reviews by