Ephemera of Vision

This is my place for ramblings about sequences of images that exploit the human visual limitation know as persistence of vision.

Ephemera of Vision

  • The Faculty

    Scream, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. None of you are safe!

  • The Exorcist

    The best film that contains the utterance: “Your mother sucks cocks in hell”.

  • The Blair Witch Project

    The grand-daddy of all found footage films. Squeezes emotional blood out of stones, creeks and tree trunks.

  • Flatliners

    Joel Schumacher does the atheist’s take on near death experiences. It’s all about what we do in life.

  • Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

    This makes Japanese thematic bingo: atomic bomb metaphors, tentacles attacking nubile girls, high tech flying military machines. The fight between good and evil is embodied by Earth Gaia and Alien Gaia fighting for domination over Earth.

  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

    God wants, Gilliam dreams, the Film is shot. Like stretching The Brothers Grimm into the present and into the religious.

  • Paterson

    Über-hipster slice of life
    of a bus driver who is nice,
    writes poems about his wife
    and their bulldog has no lice.

  • The Resident

    Bog standard “creep invades home of middle class person” horror film. Very modern since the main character rents a bargain home for a “mere” $4k.

  • The NeverEnding Story

    Kids falling down: The Movie of the Book. Eat you heart out, Labyrinth and The Princess Bride.

  • Inside Man

    A oddly mainstream Spike Lee joint, but still seeped in his particular style. Gripping from start to finish.

  • Mortal Engines

    Snowpiercer for kids, as someone put it. I think it muddles its political points too much to warrant such comparisons, but it’s apt.

  • Antz

    Baby’s first Woody Allen film. A lite romp consisting of guessing the actor behind the voice. It’s quite easy.

  • Noah

    Good Old Testament scumbag God massacres His creation for the lulz. Humans must decide to stop being submissive or go mad from their actions.

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Not worth it to break my Iñarritu self-imposed ban. It’s not clear on the marketing.

  • Some Like it Hot

    Jim Carrey is a Tony Curtis dead ringer. Incredible.

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