Jeremy Nyhuis

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Favorite films

  • Cluny Brown
  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • Sparrow
  • Daisy: The Story of a Facelift

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  • Stereo (Tile 3B of a CAEE Educational Mosaic)

    ★★½

  • Even Ants Strive for Survival

    ★★★★

  • Benediction

    ★★★★★

  • Mr. Vampire

    ★★★½

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  • Stereo (Tile 3B of a CAEE Educational Mosaic)

    Stereo (Tile 3B of a CAEE Educational Mosaic)

    ★★½

    Evidence from the very start of his career that Cronenberg works best when filtering his vision through other writers; the total narrative control exhibited here, while intelligently shot and edited by the man himself, can't escape a stagnant neuroticism (see also: Crimes of the Future, both versions), and the film becomes a slog in spite of its short runtime. Would love to see Cronenberg try B&W again, though.

  • Even Ants Strive for Survival

    Even Ants Strive for Survival

    ★★★★

    It's unfortunate Ren Xia wasn't able to contribute to Hong Kong's last omnibus gasp of dissent, Ten Years, because this political short is frankly better than any of that film’s episodes: gripping, claustrophobic, and weirdly funny in a Kafka/Gilliam vein, particularly in its use of a state-imposed auto-masturbation device designed to keep down potential activists' testosterone levels (which doesn't seem so far-fetched after reading about this).

    Ren Xia's short can be watched here. Thanks to Jessica for recommending it!

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