Tag Archives: avant-garde

A Film Rumination: The Battle of Culloden, Peter Watkins (1964)

7.5/10 (Good)

The pseudo-documentary (docudrama) The Battle of Culloden––made for BBC Television––was the first feature film by the soon to be famous (in somewhat esoteric circles) radical pacifist Continue reading A Film Rumination: The Battle of Culloden, Peter Watkins (1964)

A (short) Film Rumination: 9 Variations on a Dance Theme, Hilary Harris (1966/67)

7.5/10  (Good)

While ambling aimlessly on youtube looking for interesting short films, I discovered this forgotten gem by Hilary Harris.  I’d never heard of this filmmaker nor are most of his films listed on Internet Movie Database (besides his oscar winning short subject documentary, ‘Seawards the Continue reading A (short) Film Rumination: 9 Variations on a Dance Theme, Hilary Harris (1966/67)

A Film Rumination: A Zed & Two Noughts, Peter Greenaway (1985)

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8/10 (Very Good)

Peter Greenaway’s A Zed & Two Noughts is a fascinating take (both visually and plot-wise) on the archetypal theme of coping with death.  Greenaway’s technical abilities shine through — Continue reading A Film Rumination: A Zed & Two Noughts, Peter Greenaway (1985)

A Film Rumination: Underground, Emir Kusturica (1995)

9.5/10 (Masterpiece)

Winner Palm d’Or Cannes 1995

Seldom, if ever, have I been so enamored with a movie. Emir Kusturica weaves a poignant, comic, vicious, madcap, sprawling, and physics defying cinematic experience deftly intertwined Continue reading A Film Rumination: Underground, Emir Kusturica (1995)