Tag Archives: 2000s

Eugene Jarecki – The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002)

Is the American diplomat and Nobel Laureate Henry Kissinger a war criminal? This documentary is based on the book The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens. The script is by Alex Gibney. Read More »

Dan Deacon & Jimmy Joe Roche – Ultimate Reality [+Extras] (2007)

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Ultimate Reality is a collaborative performance by Baltimore’s Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche. It combines an intense musical composition for electronics and drums with a psychedelic montage of Arnold Schwarzenegger films that is projected at a monumental scale. The live energy of the performance has allowed the piece to freely move between art and music venues and grant it a wide audience of appreciation. Read More »

Lars von Trier – Dogville (2003) (HD)

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The underlying vision of the production has the audacity we expect from Von Trier, a daring and inventive filmmaker. He sets his story in a Rocky Mountains town during the Great Depression, but doesn’t provide a real town (or a real mountain). The first shot looks straight down on the floor of a large sound stage, where the houses of the residents are marked out with chalk outlines, and there are only a few props — some doors, desks, chairs, beds. We will never leave this set, and never see beyond it; on all sides in the background there is only
blankness. Read More »

Nimród Antal – Kontroll AKA Control (2003)

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Ghost trains and ghostly characters, figuratively speaking of course, are what run through the perpetual night of this underground metro system. Bulcsú’s (Sándor Csányi) life that once was, on the surface, where the real people go home after work, who go to the movies or a fine restaurant is now replaced by the dark, cold and solitude arena of his new dwellings. He, and his motley crew of ragtag metro ticket Kontrollers must patrol the trains that run these City dwellers back and forth and with daily ritual, check that no one dare come down into their world for a free ride. With indifferent passengers, a possible love interest, a regime set on competition and to top it all a mysterious serial killer at large, Kontroll is a dark and bleak comedy of the world of the ticket inspector, who, in the end must keep this Metro system running. If not, what would be the worst that could happen, if they ever lost control? Dare you ride here for free, too? Read More »

Samuel Alarcón – La Ciudad de los Signos AKA City of Signs (2009)

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In March 1980, César Alarcón traveled to Pompeii on an ambitious project: to collect ‘psychophonies’ – electronic voice phenomena – from Vesuvius’s great eruption that destroyed the city. After listening to all of his recordings, he finds that none contain sounds from the year 79 AD. However, one of the tapes caught a much more recent and peculiar bit of conversation that César had heard somewhere before. Read More »

Matt McCormick – The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal (2002)

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Graffiti removal: the act of removing tags and graffiti by painting over them. Subconscious art: a product of artistic merit that was created without conscious artistic intentions. It is no coincidence that funding for “anti-graffiti” campaigns often outweighs funding for the arts. Graffiti removal has subverted the common obstacles blocking creative expression and become one of the more intriguing and important art movements of our time. Emerging from the human psyche and showing characteristics of abstract expressionism, minimalism and Russian constructivism, graffiti removal has secured its place in the history of modern art while being created by artists who are unconscious of their artistic achievements. Read More »

David Comer – Ata Whenua: Fiordland on Film AKA Shadowland (2005)

One IMDb user wrote:
Showing nice photo’s or film of brilliant scenery’s and landscape is one thing. Turning it into the identity of an entire nation is another. In my opinion David Comer pulled it off! The combination of (maori) music, film, wildlife, treelife and seasons turns this into an eye-watering experience for everyone who goes into watching it. Especially when one does not know what to expect. Read More »