Sundance 2021 Review: THE PINK CLOUD, Greek Weird Wave Gone Brazilian in Dystopic Cabin Fever Drama
The Apocalypse gets put on hold in a surreal drama from Brazil about mankind's struggle to adapt to a new normal.
Sundance 2021 Review: Rodney Ascher's Hybrid Doc A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX Simulates Belief
Rodney Ascher nose-dives into the rabbit hole of simulation theory argument in a cyber-acid documentary.
Sundance 2021 Review: Orwell Meets Švankmajer in Retro-Futuro Metaphysical Romance Adventure STRAWBERRY MANSION
Writer-directing duo Albert Birney and Kentucker Audley deliver an escapist analog fantasy imbued with a technicolor retro vibe.
Tallinn 2020 Review: THE PENULTIMATE, The Grotesque Comedy on the Absurdity of Human Condition
The Danish newcomer Jonas Kærup Hjort delivers a whimsical traumedy submerged in a variety of existentialist shades.
Locarno 2018 Review: Grief and Past Yield Transformative Experience in A FAMILY SUBMERGED
María Alché´s debut feature has a spellbinding and palpable effect turning the viewing experience into lucid dreaming
Locarno 2016 Review: In ENDLESS POETRY, Alejandro Jodorowsky Ups the Ante
Chilean born Alejandro Jodorowsky can be called many things: Mystic, sage, tarot master, director, screenwriter, actor, mime, graphic novel scribe, healer, philosopher, novelist, playwright, spiritual guru. All that and more could fit on his resume... if he was a man...
Review: JOURNEY TO ROME, Imaginary Embroidery Reigns Over Spiritual Comedy
One of the most common mistakes of filmmaking neophytes is an adamant effort to ram a wagon of ideas into their first outing even at the cost of crippling the final result. The credo, 'I am doing a big film...
ENDLESS POETRY: New Jodorowsky Film Swings Into Second Half Of The Shooting Process
The pope of esoteric midnight films returned after 23 years from filmmaking limbo in a poetical semi-autobiopic The Dance of Reality, which saw him also reunited with his former producer Michel Seydoux since their paths parted after Dune´s non-realisation. The 86-year...
Karlovy Vary 2014 Review: FREE FALL, A Remarkable Cinematic Tapestry From The Director Of TAXIDERMIA
Gyorgy Palfi is one of the most interesting Hungarian filmmakers of the present day cinema. Starting with the experimental Hukkle, full recognition for Pálfi came with Taxidermia, a generational family drama on obsession, which impressively carved that story into...
DVD Review: HELLFJORD Defines Uncanny
Hellfjord is an absurd and blackly comic Norwegian television show. It has inklings of Hot Fuzz and the strange isolation and more weirdos than Twin Peaks but ultimately, it is very much its own disturbing beast.This is the story of...