Film Title Poem

Film Title Poem ★½

I am all for appreciating a cool film title and really admire what Jennifer West was going for here. The visuals of hand painted, etched, and damaged celluloid frenetically whirring around flashlight-lit title cards carried a mesmerizing beauty that - for me - grew more immersive over the oft-decried 67-minute runtime. But - and this is a big one - the music and sound design here felt a lazy afterthought. It detracted from the meditative energy of the experimental visuals rather than helping shape an entrancing aesthetic mood. Certainly a challenging watch well-deserving of its criticism. I’ve seen far more interesting, beautiful, and hypnotic artistic montage sequences.