A fifty-fifty mix of talking heads and rave b-roll, I've seen this type of dance music documentary done better many times over. It does have the slight distinction from the others in that it focuses heavily on the role and phenomenon of the DJ, rather than production or genre, but it's still a lot easier to recommend Modulations: Cinema For The Ears or Better Living Through Circuitry. Most of the noteworthy DJs are either featured more prominently in better documentaries…
A modernized take on the corruptive and subversive powers of media that Crornberg explored so effectively and viscerally in his earlier classic, Videodrome. Despite the recycling of themes and tropes, each film still stands up as a powerful articulation of their contemporaneous media and technological zeitgeist.
Stripped of the ambiguity that lends Videodrome it's most atmospherics and creepyness, the cleaner and deliberate eXistenZ is more interested in conveying a clear idea than it is provoking mystery and questions. It can…
Frustratingly insubstantial, it adopts the Damon Lindelof style of story telling by stirring up mystery with no intention of providing resolution. With no third act to speak of, it has a copout ending just as it finally starts get a little interesting. Nowhere near as clever as it thinks it is, it plays out like an overly long episode of the Twilight Zone without the gravitas or charm.