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  • Serial Experiments Lain
  • Pale Flower
  • Reality's Invisible

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  • Bo Burnham: The Inside Outtakes

    ★★★★

  • Men

    ★★★

  • Crimes of the Future

    ★★★½

  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

    ★★½

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  • Egotic World

    Egotic World

    ★★★★

    When I think of which Indian films are best at communicating Hindu philosophy I don't so much think of film titles than I think of the futility of the exercise. I'm very, very far from being on expert on either Indian film or on Hinduism, so take this write-up with a grain of salt, it's just that in my limited experience the experimental and arthouse-y type of Indian films are almost as a rule drenched in dharma and they often…

  • Supersurface: An Alternative Model for Life on Earth

    Supersurface: An Alternative Model for Life on Earth

    70's futurism at its most evocative and wildly inventive. Like the contradiction of it being an architects showcase film for a futuristic concept that essentially eschews all architecture as it is conventionally understood it also holds the contradiction of being a great esoteric joke (exaggerating a typical 60's counterculture vision so far out that it turns into camp) while at the same time creating a picture that is genuinely heartwarming in its (at least nowadays) naive utopianism.

    "Supersurface" in a…

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  • The Violence of a Civilization without Secrets

    The Violence of a Civilization without Secrets

    ★★★★½

    «Memory is not a container for information, but a perpetually emerging process.»

  • 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…