Ephemera of Vision

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

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somini

  • The Faculty

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

  • The Blair Witch Project

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

  • 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.

  • Some Like it Hot

    Jim Carrey is a Tony Curtis dead ringer. Incredible.

  • Sightseers

    The accidental Bonnie and Clyde, except complete cretins. Reaches Nathan Barley levels of idiocy.

  • Crash

    Contrived coincidences cannot create cockups. Consequences cleanly cutoff.

  • The Ninth Gate

    Polanski’s Eyes Wide Shut. Just an excuse to see his wife naked…

  • Django

    The men with a name that drags a coffin around.

  • Predestination

    A story that warps around itself so much, it exists on a vacuum. The best metaphor are those Teletubbies pink sludge bowls.

  • Sicario

    Simplicity is when you remove all unnecessary features, you get this. A film that’s all meat, no fat.


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