88:88 ★★★★

A frequently stunning but often frustrating experimental portrait of a life in dire times.

Director Medina sometimes sacrifices overwhelming emotion for intellectual obfuscation, and his continuous sound breaks are jarring to the point of distraction. 

Despite all of that, '88:88' is still immensely powerful. It's whirlwind of imagery, often shown in multiple layers, passes with such momentum that the talk of philosophy and order serve to highlight the impossibility of order and control in a world on the edge of implosion.

 Every step forward is is just another breakdown stalled, time travel on a hamster wheel, an unstable still life.

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