A collection of reviews of films from off the beaten path; a travel guide for those who love the cinematic world and want more than the mainstream releases.
Friday, February 1, 2019
Throat Singing in Kangirsuk, Bootstrapped, Dispossessed and Quarter Life Poetry at Sundance 2019
Beautiful music video made by two singers who throat sing. Its gorgeous and lovely and a great way to spend three minutes.
Two women working out of their garage convince some coders to help them with their new fashion app. Shows like this are the reason I’m hesitant to really review a series based on one episode. Containing some good characters and moments I’m unsure of where it’s going to go beyond the one episode. While there is enough potential here that I can imagine it all clicking, but I’d like to see more before I commit to the show.
Quarter Life Poetry
FX series is based on a book of poems for “the young, broke and hangry” is a series of half hour shows where the poems have been turned into vignettes. With some sections working better because of the nature of the poems and the pieces bult around them, this is an interesting idea for a series. There are moments here that actually make you sit up and really take notice. The question for the filmmakers is how long do they think they can make this work without it seeming to become one note. If they can keep the creativity high there is a good shot they can attract a loyal audience.
Interesting and strangely dreamy portrait of Hazari, a faith healer in Kashmir. Insisting that he heals everyone who comes to him, Hazari says that many people are possessed by jinn. This is wonderful look at another way of looking at the world.
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