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  • Results

    Results 2015

    ★★★½ Rewatched 30 Jan, 2015

    From my Sundance report for Cinema Scope here.

    "Whereas Computer Chess made a playground of its dense field of binary oppositions (win/lose, black/white, 1/0, analog/digital, male/female, etc.), Results operates amongst a network of more angular relationships; its sets are comprised of three components, with one of which acting as a pivot point for the other two. It’s a motif embedded into the film’s open, purely utilitarian, fitness-conscious mise en scène, intrinsically emphasized by the calisthenic joint movements taking place on the periphery (as well as in a great door-slamming gag)."

  • The Forbidden Room

    The Forbidden Room 2015

    ★★★★ Rewatched 29 Jan, 2015

    Was only able to include a brief mention in my Sundance report for Cinema Scope here.

    "Merging the surrealists’ gonzo exquisite corpse form with its 21st-century correlate, the database web narrative, Maddin de-compartmentalizes the Seances project that he began in 2012 to form a shadowbox of cinema’s lost, non-existent, and parallel histories—into and out of which Maddin thrusts like a raving lunatic.”

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