Attitudes and Health (1949)

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WHERE IS RAY CARNEY

September 11, 2012 by

carney! what you do!

1. Taste-monger Ray Carney holds Mark Rappaport materials hostage

2. Jon Jost spreads meme

Hide (Matthias Müller & Christoph Girardet, 2006)

July 15, 2012 by

Composed of densely atmospheric and highly stylized recycled commercial footage of young, picture perfect models pleasurably applying personal hygiene and cosmetic products in a quick cut montage of disembodied, glistening skins, hairs, hands, and lips, juxtaposed against the sensual application of assorted foams, lotions, waxes, and creams, these carefully constructed, plastic images begin to fade, speckle, crack, distort, and burn with the material deterioration of the celluloid itself, before being reduced to the stark whiteness – and unadulterated purity – of an empty projection. At once idealized and grotesque, the disintegrating images become an integral reflection of the title’s double entendre of hide as both an organic surface that inherently decays with time, and the deliberate act of concealing its irreversible plasticity. Using the materiality of film as a surrogate for the materiality of the human body, Girardet and Müller create a droll metaphor for the vain pursuit of consumer-driven eternal youth.
(Views from the Avantgarde, 2007)

Easyout (Pat O’Neill, 1971)

July 15, 2012 by

I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like (Bill Viola, 1989)

July 15, 2012 by

Eclipse of the Sun Virgin (George Kuchar, 1967)

July 15, 2012 by

USA, 17 min

WHERE AM I

July 11, 2012 by

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Quadrophenia (Franc Roddam, 1979)

March 28, 2011 by

UK, 117 min

Enter the Void (Gaspar Noé, 2009)

March 28, 2011 by

161 min

Judex (Georges Franju, 1963)

March 28, 2011 by

104 min

N-Zone (Arthur Lipsett, 1970)

March 28, 2011 by

45 min

Arthur Lipsett pieces together his visions of this fragmented world from odds and ends, even leftovers, from other people’s photography and sound recording. By juxtaposing his snippets of “found film” with snatches of comment or dialogue echoing the banality of human communication, Lipsett shows the emptiness of much of what we say or do. N-Zone is one man’s surrealist sampler of the human condition.

Yumurta (Semih Kaplanoglu, 2007)

March 28, 2011 by

aka Egg
97 min

Lady in a Cage (1964)

March 28, 2011 by

USA, 94 min

…psycho-biddy trapped in private elevator, terrorized by thugs…

^ james caan’s first role

Last Day of Summer (1984)

March 9, 2011 by

UK, 52 min

Hobgoblins (1988) [MST3K]

October 7, 2010 by

USA, 92 min

The Final Sacrifice (1990) [MST3K]

October 7, 2010 by

AKA Quest for the Lost City
CA, 78 min

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) [MST3K]

October 7, 2010 by

USA, 81 min

The Pod People (1983) [MST3K]

October 7, 2010 by

Los Nuevos Extraterrestres [dubbed]

SP/FR

Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) [MST3K]

October 7, 2010 by

USA, 74 min

Zombie Nightmare (1986) [MST3K]

October 7, 2010 by

CA, 89 min


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