Reviews // 4 Articles
The Best Independent / International Films of 2012
21 Jan 2013 // 5:10 PM
When you think outside the box, it's amazing how novel and inventive your thoughts become. Same applies in film. These examples of beyond the mainstream moviemaking shine as creative and experimental entertainments.
Three Films by Béla Tarr: 'Almanac of Fall', 'Damnation' and 'Satantago'
3 May 2012 // 6:00 PM
In a period when cinema accelerated editing and prioritised visual effects that oversimplifed the narrative, Tarr downplayed story-development in favour of formal abstraction, which forced the audience to respond to and reflect upon the material on screen, rather than simply consume it.
'The Turin Horse': The Daughter Abides
20 Mar 2012 // 11:35 PM
In Béla Tarr's "last" work, the characters' silence speaks to this gorgeously black-and-white film's focus on hardship and brutality, survival and exhaustion.