Michael Sicinski

Michael Sicinski

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  • Timecode

    Timecode

    Almost want to watch this dreadful thing again just to see how much it resembles a Zoom call.

  • Maggie's Farm

    Maggie's Farm

    ★★★½

    [7]

    Well, I wake up in the morning
    Fold my hands and pray for rain
    I got a head full of ideas
    That are drivin' me insane
    It's a shame
    The way she makes me
    Scrub the floor

    The later works of James Benning represent exercises in "deep looking," in much the same way that Pauline Oliveros's music was meant to inspire deep listening. Many of the films Benning has made since turning to digital imagemaking have pushed the boundaries…

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  • Creepy

    Creepy

    ★★★

    [6]

    I miss the old Kiyoshi. The can't-be-sold Kiyoshi. Back in the fold Kiyoshi. That was the bold Kiyoshi. Remember Cure Kiyoshi? That wasn't your Kiyoshi? 'Cause that was my Kiyoshi. Damn, that was fly, Kiyoshi! You came with Kairo, Kiyoshi. That shit was fire, Kiyoshi! Even Bright Future Kiyoshi, that ill repute Kiyoshi. I dug it all, Kiyoshi. So why'd you stall, Kiyoshi? And then that Journey to the Shore? You got some gall, Kiyoshi!

    I miss the real…

  • The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game

    ★★

    [4]

    If you happen to follow my Twitter feed, you'll know that I've already gotten a bit hot and bothered about this film. In retrospect, it was probably a good deal of energy wasted, or at least misdirected. I tend to forget that useless dreck like The Imitation Game is pimped on every streetcorner around Oscar season by an industry that considers movies as product, not art. Most of the time, that product is slathered in Adam Sandler, and it…