erik has written 15 reviews for films with no rating.

  • Eniaios

    Eniaios

    i watched 4.5 cycles of this at the 2022 temenos. i would have watched more but got covid during the trip so i am here, with an incomplete experience of an experience which likely is incomplete for all but a couple of people.

    really it's impossible to separate from the experience proper - i know it's a bit of a cop out especially with this work but you really really cannot single out the film proper from the cheap hostels,…

  • Eniaios

    Eniaios

    cycle 13, placeholder

  • Eniaios

    Eniaios

    cycle 12, placeholder

  • Can't Get You Out of My Head

    Can't Get You Out of My Head

    literally said out loud "ahhh shit here come the dengist reforms" in this one

  • Can't Get You Out of My Head

    Can't Get You Out of My Head

    pt 2, or as i like to call it, the girlboss episode

  • Can't Get You Out of My Head

    Can't Get You Out of My Head

    pt 1. wonder how it's all gonna come together..

  • Crude Oil

    Crude Oil

    (2a)

    has more of a solidified "arc" of sorts than the first two parts. there's before work, work, and then after work. this one is the closest to outlining a full day in the life of the worker, so it's lighter on the extreme length front though it's still pretty obviously trying stuff. it's funny how much of this is a "dudes bein guys" movie but i digress. wish i could watch shitty kung fu movies with them at the…

  • Crude Oil

    Crude Oil

    (1b)

    and now there's no breakroom and we're at work. something this immediately reminded me of with the long landscape shots was colonization of other planets and how it's typically touted as a glamorous possibility under the vague gesture of "science" when in reality any material gains made from it will be as dour as the ones shown across the three hours of workers performing the same menial tasks over and over again. no narration or dialogue, like an even…

  • Crude Oil

    Crude Oil

    (1a)

    ends up being more emotionally up and down than i was expecting. the periods of rowdiness and roughhousing makes me wonder if this camaraderie will be continued, but after certain workers leave, there are massive stretches where the others just sit there, unable to sleep or mouth off or entertain themselves or do much of anything. and when they do get the break at the end, it's cathartic but soul-crushingly melancholy.

    kind of weird that my patience for things where there's literally nothing happening is so much better than my patience for films with some sort of minimal action. oh well. onto part 1b.

  • La Flor

    La Flor

    story 1, 2, and most of 3 done

    quick notes::

    surprisingly funny! llinas has a great sense of humor in this so far
    first two stories are way more genre-y than i had imagined which plays well, making the whole work more free-form and lighthearted than just 15 hours of dramas
    the writing in this + Extraordinary Stories seems so like, easy to fuck up, and yet it all is just perfect shit. it's somewhere along the lines of the…

  • The Art of Vision

    The Art of Vision

    THIS IS SHOWING AT ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES IN NYC ON 5/30 lets all go see it and ask for The Art of Vision burger the look on their faces will be awesome

  • La Flor

    La Flor

    grasshopperfilm.com/film/la-flor/

    I HAVEN'T SEEN THIS YET i'm just writing this to say that it's showing in NYC in august. i would love to go however i don't think i will be able to make it assuming it shows for the entire weekend. so i gotta ask: is there anyone in NYC who wants to see this that will let me crash in their shitty 1 room in the interim days?? will pay :))