Occasionally pertinent, always obnoxiously flashy, Erik Gandini’s Videocracy wants to be a viral shock to the culture system. But it’s a familiar jolt explored effectively elsewhere by more ambitious filmmakers, and Gandini’s vision ends up exuding the type of arrogant pomp he’s so bitterly critiquing. My review of the film’s DVD release is now up at Slant Magazine.
Werner Herzog confronts modern day crazy again with My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done, a sort of cracked-out twin brother to his Bad Lt. I’ve written a DVD review for this complex and shifting film over at Slant Magazine.
Ajami is a plodding, occasionally powerful, but mostly trite stab at mixing neorealist aesthetics and disjointed narrative chronology. My Blu-ray review of the Oscar nominated film can be found at Slant Magazine.
Sheep, cowboys, and more sheep. Here’s my review of Sweetgrass for Slant Magazine. Baa.
The long history behind the Barnes Collection of Modern and Post-Impressionist art is a dynamic one, and not without deeply tragic implications.
I’ve been humbly added to the short list at the great online publication Slant Magazine , where I’ll be contributing reviews for a number of strange and diverse releases. A few will air later this week, so stay tuned.
Here’s my first DVD review for a film titled Stolen, a stinker of a genre hybrid that trips over many Detective/mystery/melodrama tropes. It’s unforgivably predictable and dramatically inert, and a completely useless film. But you have to start somewhere. You can find my review here.