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  • Big River Man

    Big River Man

    ★★★★

    Slovenian Martin Strel is 53, overweight, and a functional alcoholic; he's also the world's greatest endurance swimmer, and this documentary follows his attempt to set a new world record by swimming the entire length of the Amazon River. As Martin deals with parasites, high blood pressure, an amateur navigator who turns into a crazed disciple, and his own growing insanity, BIG RIVER MAN turns into a real life AGUIRRE: THE WRATH OF GOD.

  • We Are Little Zombies

    We Are Little Zombies

    ★★★★

    After meeting at a funeral parlor, four emotionless orphaned children run away and form a pop band. High-energy, carnivalesque pop-psychedelics enliven Nagahisa's genre-bending feature debut, which wrings a surprising amount of empathy from its tale of children whose defining characteristic is that they have no strong feelings.

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  • After Last Season

    After Last Season

    A pair of med students who may have psychic abilities stumble into a serial killer, or something like that, in this strong candidate for the worst feature length film ever made. Between the baffled actors reciting bewildering dialogue, sheets of paper taped to walls to identify sets, and the crude trial software animation used to bring the characters' mental visualations to life, it's like listening to your dullest friend relate his strangest dream. A film to watch because it exists and for no other reason.

  • Wax, or The Discovery of Television Among the Bees

    Wax, or The Discovery of Television Among the Bees

    ★★★½

    A military software engineer starts listening to the voices he hears from the hive of Mespopatamian bees his grandfather left him, who send him on a mystical journey into death and rebirth. It's probably an experiment in what it's like to be inside a schizophrenic's head as he spins out deranged theories, but it's more fun to take the movie at face value and assume the bees really are alien intelligences in league with the dead. There were all kinds…