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  • Himala
  • An Elephant Sitting Still
  • Lazybones
  • Fire Festival

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  • Nights on the Road

  • The Shape of Night

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  • Nordic Grammar


Recent reviews

  • Nordic Grammar

    Nordic Grammar


    Sure is a lot to like here, especially the feeling of restraint by filmmaker Kaspar Peters' 16mm camera, cutting and style. The ending seemed a cheat in contrast to what I enjoyed earlier, quickly invoking overly dramatic primal elements of destruction and horror like a fatuous Norwegian power cord. But, sure is a lot to like. Vimeo.

  • In the Heat of the Sun

    In the Heat of the Sun


    I'm delighted that Jiang Wen brought the 1st person narrator in toward the end to qualify his protagonist's story (Ma Xiaojun, "Monkey") as that of a liar and a bit of a scoundrel even at the time of retelling his past. Also admiring is In the Heat of the Sun's scrutiny into memories themselves, and their often lengthy distance from a more objective truth. That's the way that beast works. So, truth is what? Aren't we all filled with distorted…

Popular reviews

  • All About Lily Chou-Chou

    All About Lily Chou-Chou


    Teddy bears and semi-hard dicks and kites and bullies and the school nurse fanning an under-worked imagination, and emo pianos and thin soporific voices and let's take a dreamy vacation and vomit on the floor and piss from the bridge and break shit and look stupefied for years and hold a green apple and sing like little angels and get all video camera saturated and digital camera misty and forget where we are and follow cul de sacs into nowhere…

  • The Merchant of Four Seasons

    The Merchant of Four Seasons


    I don't believe anyone has the right to comment on this film with any possibility of authority unless that person realizes (even if hidden from view) that he or she is a pig. Me, I'm something of a pig, but unfortunately don't have any faith that anything I say will help us out of our universal barnyard predicament, but I can recommend this film very highly to those who think too much, take long walks alone through the city parks,…