It is hard to write about The Trial of Tim Heidecker without getting sucked into the experience. The hours of On Cinema and Oscar Specials, the tweets and red-carpet appearances, all feed into this nearly five hour spectacle. (And it doesn't end there, this isn't a stunning finale, simply a logical addition.) With this wealth of narrative it is hard to see The Trial as a piece of work. It is The People of the State of California vs. Timothy…
On September 13th 2018 Hurricane Florence was off the coast of North Carolina. James Benning used security camera footage off of Frying Pan Tower (an American flag, a helipad, and the rippling seas) for a 2 hour film.
Today, there is another storm approaching North Carolina. Tropical Storm Isaias. My dad left the weather channel on when he went out with Olivia, our dog. During that time I noticed that there was familiar footage playing on the Weather Channel. It was footage from Frying Pan Tower. I recognized security cam weather footage because of a 2 hour James Benning film. Incredible.
You Hurt My Feelings 2023
loved it! Julia was fab, Arian was a delight, everyone was great. Very funny!
slightly disappointed, run time made everything feel very rushed, moving from one scene to the next before any of the ideas at hand were actually developed. and there’s one song in this that is just the worst. despite this all, I enjoyed it and will probably think about it more throughout the day, week, month.
you spend the whole subway ride home listening to every sound. the subway is a magnificent place to listen. metallic sounds throughout the tracks. all the sounds found exactly in space. each bump in the line, always in the same place. the train and its sound getting closer and closer - and then further and further. so grounded and yet they remain open to possibility. imagine the sounds as anything you like, as music, as machine, as alien.
I feel refreshed.
The Matrix Reloaded 2003
A film about the necessity of applying dialectical and historical materialism to the revolution, how one can not simply hope for the inevitability of change. History guides us, but it does not determine us - it determines the course we can take, but we still must choose which ones to take - and to make our fights. The ruling class has killed revolutions, killed revolutionaries, and it very may still do so, but we can forge ahead.
The film remains…