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  • Models

    Models 1999

    ★★★½ Watched 24 May, 2015

    Watched as SFF prep, intending to get a few Seidl documentaries in before reviewing In the Basement, so it was with some surprise I realised that Models, despite being listed as such almost everywhere in English, is not in fact a documentary.

    It's a pseudo-documentary, essentially a series of re-enacted scenes and moments from the lives of a group of Viennese models, with the models playing themselves, though the film gives no hints whatsoever as to that.

    For its first…

  • The Human Behavior Experiments

    The Human Behavior Experiments 2006

    ★★★ Watched 21 May, 2015

    "...divided into three sections, The Human Behavior Experiments unfurls like a Malcolm Gladwell chapter, providing us with a snapshot of a bizarre modern crime, then walking through the social psychology behind it, as explored in three infamous experiments from 1962 to 1971."

    Full piece: fourthreefilm.com/2015/05/the-human-behavior-experiments-dir-alex-gibney-2006/

    All Less Than (Five) Zero films: letterboxd.com/filmvisuality/list/4-3s-less-than-five-zero/

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★½ Watched 28 Oct, 2014 6

    Almost instantly forgettable, Nolan's latest feature might contain some stunning visual sequences but they are squished between mountains of clunky exposition, underwritten characters and cringe-inducing dialogue.

    The film takes 45 minutes to actually get started, the Earth-set first act tethered to a very poorly explained future and weirdly simple plan to save it before we actually get into space. When that happens, we find ourselves at a recurring juxtaposition between some of the best visual depictions of deep space ever…

  • Strangerland

    Strangerland 2015

    Watched 21 May, 2015 3

    ~embargoed~