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  • The Water Was So Clear
  • The Enchantment of the Blue Sailors
  • The Child of Another
  • The Youth Killer

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  • Sicily!

    ★★★½

  • Granular Film - Beirut

    ★★★½

  • Lux Æterna

    ★★★½

  • Noisy Requiem

    ★★★★★

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  • Lux Æterna

    Lux Æterna

    ★★★½

    I liked the end titles and Beatrice. However, I watched The Noisy Requiem (Yoshihiko Matsui, 1988) yesterday and in comparison Lux Æterna seems sophomoric and over-blown in its caterwauling meta-importance. Noé is a true wonder, but in this case he was chewing the scenery, the camera, the stage, the parking lot, and perhaps half of Paris. Not so much bold as achingly misbegotten. Very effective colored flicker though: I assume they thank the structuralist filmmakers as well as Dreyer and Christensen. Its poster looks like something from a Grateful Dead show, which I doubt is intended.

  • 内共生 (Inside the Shared Life)

    内共生 (Inside the Shared Life)

    ★★★

    This could be a good paragraph from an essay, but it was given another life as a film which communicates with images, D-max black, and words to create not merely cryptic knowledge, but a multi-faceted, neverending organ of data dependent upon the facts given to us; we, a new partner which wasn't there before these silver-halide facts which have combined in us, breeding new life by only watching this wafer thin short film. Lynn Margulis' voice reminds me of Patti…

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  • All About Lily Chou-Chou

    All About Lily Chou-Chou

    ★★½

    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,…