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  • The Sunshine Makers

    The Sunshine Makers 1935

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Jun, 2016

    A weirdly insidious and simplistic binary of happiness and sadness, where joy wins not through hugs and good will, but through drowning, force feeding and bombing. Prime material for film school analysis. If there isn't already a paper on this, there needs to be one.

  • A Colour Box

    A Colour Box 1935

    ★★ Watched 15 May, 2016

    Like the bulk of the early avant-garde films of the 20th century, this has not aged well. What was once widely original experiment in color and form has been thoroughly out done by multiple generations of film makers with more imagination and skill.

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  • I'm Tryna Tell Ya

    I'm Tryna Tell Ya 2014

    ★★★ Added

    'I'm Tryna Tell Ya' is a documentary of Chicago's Teklife Crew, a loose coalition of producers and dancers that make and perform heavily syncopated, sample heavy, 160bpm club music known as both footwork or juke music. Although the rest of the world first got a taste of this style of music around 2010, it has a much longer history in it's native Chi-town, being the latest in a long lineage of club music styles to originate from the area.

    Although…

  • Kraftwerk and the Electronic Revolution

    Kraftwerk and the Electronic Revolution 2008

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Feb, 2014

    An exceptional documentary on one of the most pivotal bands in modern music, Kraftwerk. I'm watching a lot of documentaries on different electronic bands and musical genres right now. Most are amateurish and full of hype, failing to function as little more than content-less ego trips or audio-visual stuffing for press kits.

    Kraftwerk and The Electronic Revolution thankfully sidesteps many of these pitfalls by contextualizing the importance of it's subject. A great deal of time is spent overviewing the Krautrock…