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  • Slow Creep

    Slow Creep

    ★★★★★

    Earlier today I sent the Vimeo link for this film (below) to a friend. Ended up watching the whole damn thing twice through for the who-knows-how-manyeth time. 

    Hickcox’s feature “Soft Matter” is the show stopper (about graffiti artists, mad scientists and an angry sea god materializing out of a janitorial bucket) but “Slow Creep” is one of the oddest, most genuinely intelligent little wonders I’ve come across in a very long time. Hickcox works in “familiar” genre territory, but thinks in strange tones and pacings that are all his own. 

    Watch it here: https://vimeo.com/306680437

  • Funny Ha Ha

    Funny Ha Ha

    ★★★★★

    I first saw "Funny Ha Ha" in Ray Carney's independent film course while in grad school. During that first viewing, I became so caught up in it, I felt the need later that night to send an email apologizing for my lack of participation in class. I remember writing something about the film being the "best and funniest panic attack I had ever had." Carney ended up sending my email to Bujalski, who apparently got a good chuckle out of…

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  • Real Life

    Real Life

    ★★★★

    “The studio is right; the audience loves fake... I can do fake.”

    Love this movie. If you haven’t seen the “3D” trailer, I recommend finding it on YouTube. 

    I wrote a thing on Brooks’ early films. 

  • Punishment Park

    Punishment Park

    ★★★★

    “There’s no place for a poet in this culture” is one of the saddest statements I’ve ever heard in a film.

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  • Audrey the Trainwreck

    Audrey the Trainwreck

    ★★★★★

    This film is a masterpiece of American independent filmmaking. Read my review on Split Tooth Media here.