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  • Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project

    Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project

    ★★★★½

    Just a note, since I've been approached about this multiple times on both Twitter and this site (as recently as this past week): I still don't have a screener for this film, and have no idea how you can see it outside of an actual projection/performance with Mack in person. This morning, a professor at my university—who was introduced to Jodie Mack at our MDFF screening in Toronto last September—screened the full Let Your Light Shine roadshow from digital files…

  • The Dreamed Path

    The Dreamed Path

    ★★★½

    Reviewed as part of a long piece on Angela Schanelec for Cinema Scope magazine.

    "...Schanelec evokes our desires for moving beyond reality’s uncertainties and banalities, arousing our curiosities about the totality of an experience or a character’s psychology by presenting us with narratives that elide the details, the camera angles, or the words that might deliver us to somewhere or something that is beyond the ordinary. Like Godard [and Lewis Klahr, who I should have also mentioned], Schanelec presents us…

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  • Goodbye to Language

    Goodbye to Language

    ★★★★★

  • Goodbye to Language

    Goodbye to Language

    ★★★★★

    Reviewed for Cinema Scope here.

    That's ~7% of what I currently have to say about this film. I'm by no means "a Godard," (of the 19 other features of his I've seen to date, my current second favourite is Alphaville, which scores a stingy 6.7 on the Richter scale) but for my money this is, in 2014 and ~3250 films into my cinephilia, the greatest cinematic achievement I have seen. That it made me burst into tears, for reasons still…