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  • Life Upside Down

    Life Upside Down


    One of the things that was of particular interest to me in 'La vie à l'envers' on my viewing was the notion of people playing roles in life, which came through for me pretty strongly here, not only in Jacques, the protagonist, where it shows in more obvious ways through his verbalized inner world and simply by virtue of the focus being on him, so the calculating nature of his behavior is more emphasized with this character, but it also…

  • Where the Dead Go to Die

    Where the Dead Go to Die


    The cleansing power of entering a dimension where grindcore and all kinds of hardcore and extreme metal are a world religion and its beasts rule the Earth. Although in the past years I've overall become more sensitive to films that give me a negative vibe even only through individual elements, for some reason it's very refreshing to me to see something that so wholly embraces hatefulness and negativity, perhaps because it is made with dedication and imagination, concepts that in…

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  • Brutal Ardour

    Brutal Ardour

    'Brutal Ardour' is difficult to describe, but I'll try. It's an avant-garde film with structural film elements. The images are very elusive (low-resolution, high-contrast, it's in color but might as well be in b&w, or rather in sepia). You can sense the film running through the projector, it generally runs on a very low frame rate (like about 5 fps), making it actually less about the content of the images and more about the film material.

    More important was the…

  • idizwadidiz


    What 'Idizwadidiz' is is the treachery of images, the deceptive nature of visual perception, with many evocative transitions and juxtapositions. Complex images are reduced to a simple shape and color not unlike how the brain falsely morphs infinitely rich visual information into easily comprehensible shapes and colors and motions. The film also explores the opposite case of reading familiar and emotionally resonant conceptions into little more than basic geometric shapes and monochrome colors.

    The first section especially reminded me of…