88:88

88:88 ★★★★

Isiah Medina's debut feature became something of an avant-garde cause célèbre around the time it played the Toronto and New York film festivals this fall...and for the most part, count me as among the supporters. For me, though, perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the film isn't so much its experimental form and poverty-related content, but its wide-ranging soundtrack—which I wrote about briefly as part of my Fandor round-up of 2015's best movie scores/soundtracks.

If nothing else, I never thought I'd hear John Cage's gorgeous (and not aleatory!) 1948 piano piece In a Landscape used in any movie, so I was especially delighted to see Medina use it so beautifully here.

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