Tag Archives: short film

Land of My Dreams (Gonzalez, 2012)

An inspired visual realization of the strange, hypnotic, seductive music serving as title/theme/soundtrack. Libidinous ennui. Never felt anything quite like it through cinema. Mesmerizing and transformative. Focused on two female (carnival-esque) stripper-performers, but more profoundly an observation of the male … Continue reading

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Ashes (Weerasethakul, 2012)

On Mubi, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s latest film, a 20 min short called Ashes is available to watch for free: Ashes – Movie info: cast, reviews, trailer on mubi.com. I just watched it and I don’t know what to think. I hated … Continue reading

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Panta Rhei (All Things Pass, Haanstra, 1951)

While I have a stronger connection with Mirror Of Holland, Panta Rhei (All Things Pass) is, quite definitely, a more masterful piece of work. Every shot is amazing, unlike Mirror of Holland which has some mediocre parts towards the end. … Continue reading

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Spiegel Van Holland (Mirror Of Holland, Haanstra, 1950)

Simplicity. Just watched this four times in a row, the third time along with the Grateful Dead’s ‘Ripple‘, and the fourth time with Pink Floyd’s Cluster One then Cirrus Minor – so peaceful. A spectacular achievement, especially the shots between … Continue reading

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