Category Archives: Film

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Desolation Center Film Review

Desolation Center's genealogy of anti-commercial sound takes us to West Berlin, where Einstürzende Neubauten (translation: Collapsing New Buildings) create a new musical lexicon around the use of heavy machinery. It also gives us a glimpse of the New York No Wave scene, where groups like Sonic Youth and Swans are among the first to combine...
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Chronic Means Forever: Kadazia Allen-Perry Artist Interview

Despite Kadazia Allen-Perry’s youth, her cystic fibrosis has forced her to confront her own mortality. In her autobiographical documentary, Chronic Means Forever, the African-American first-time filmmaker provides an intimate exploration into the feelings of alienation and frustration which accompany her life-long diagnosis. Allen-Perry is faced daily with the perpetual struggle to balance her creativity while...Read...
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The High Sun (Zvizdan) Film Review (Croatia)

At the start of The High Sun, Jelena (Tihana Lazovic) and Ivan (Goran Markovic) sunbathe at a lakeshore, playing instruments and wrestling flirtatiously in the sunshine. The unfettered young couple seems like it has no worries in the world — and the last thing that one would expect is the reality of their situation: Jelena...Read...
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From This Day Forward & Finding Phong Comparative Documentary Film Reviews: Seattle Transgender Film Festival 2016

All May, posters have abounded in Seattle’s historically gay-friendly neighborhood of Capitol Hill, advertising Transgender Arts Month. Lumped within that was Translations, a five-day Transgender Film Festival, now on its eleventh year. In smaller cities with a less prominent LGBTQ crowd, a Transgender Arts Month might be relegated to only having terrible artwork — and...Read...