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  • Can't Get You Out of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World

    Can't Get You Out of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World

    I am absorbing this as a sprawling video-novel on the decline of power... I wasn't familiar with Adam Curtis whatsoever.. I have seen some great takes on his weaknesses, but honestly I view his images/sounds as totally dialectical and again, almost novelistic in scope, with towering images, both physical and dialectic, and webs of interlocking characters..

  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter

    the sun comes out and yet its still night

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  • The Straight Story

    The Straight Story

    nice to see david lynch's empathy for rural life and the truths of aging put on screen without much else considered "lynchian." there's no severed ears or "underbelly" of american life here, besides those dreams that generations were sold countless times this past century, the wars and the droughts that caused unforeseen traumas and split family ties... no cosmic mystery besides the elusive truths of human life hiding in the stars that might explain the inextricable bond two brothers can…

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    The image remains an image; time can only be talked about for so long before it must be felt. A written work could never contain the freely lived image (even with its banality and constrictions) as does this film. Even if we were to describe every detail in the room at great length we would never approach in language what we feel by just looking at it. This seemingly imperceptible image of reality which so bluntly mirrors our own is…