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  • Galaxie
  • Porch Glider
  • Table
  • Yggdrasill: Whose Roots Are Stars in the Human Mind

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  • Jurassic Park

    ★½

  • Jaws

    ★★½

  • The Sugarland Express

    ★★

  • West Side Story

    ★★

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  • 15 Hours

    15 Hours

    ★★★★½

    Examining labor conditions in modern China is perhaps what Bing’s work is best known for. The first section of his most widely celebrated film to date, Tie Xi Qu, examines the workers and factories of the fizzling industrial Shenyang. Another formidable work in Bing’s catalogue, Crude Oil, looks at an entire workday of a group of oil field workers – it goes without saying how easily comparable this is to 15 Hours.

    A more all-around, encapsulating description for Bing’s films…

  • Swain

    Swain

    ★★★★★

    A big difficulty with writing on Markopoulos’ work is that, aside from trying to write on one of the greatest, the general unknowability of his filmography (and the man himself) requires one to take a number of creative liberties and to make assumptions with how a particular piece may relate to, act or build upon both prior and following films. One could extend this to any other number of filmmakers such as Brakhage and his monolithic 300+ large filmography, though…

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  • The God of Day Had Gone Down Upon Him

    The God of Day Had Gone Down Upon Him

    ★★★★★

    The more I sit and think on the film, the more I view it as a sort-of sister film to anticipation of the night. Both these films deal ultimately in the approach of death. Anticipation is much more dire than god of day because of its conveyance of failure to persevere in the face of despair; the film ending in the aptly named “shadow man” hanging himself on a tree. It’s of the utmost importance to take into account the…

  • Galaxie

    Galaxie

    ★★★★★

    “For me, locations and beautiful people have always been the backbone of my work.” - Gregory Markopoulos 

    Portrait-oriented films I feel have an inherent “simple” quality - both in general construction (at least the PERCEIVED make-up) as well as in how the works are taken from the audience. The generic form of portrait film involves filming a subject (persons/people) for a given reason(s) or context by the involved artists; this form, at least in my experience, allows quite a bit…