Claire Denis makes films with little dialogue but lots of plot, so to speak, telling stories that drift instead of drive, eager to elide narrative. This is not to say her films lack coherence. Rather, their elliptical structure refuses "easy" digestion or dismissal.
Born in Paris but raised in Afr
The short films of the American artist T. J. Wilcox feel like physical objects: flickering, kinetic paintings. The impression of material density comes from his labor-intensive methods. Each film is pieced together, almost frame by frame, from vintage and new film clips, including animation. The proc
In a well-appointed flat, a series of scenes unfolds around the circumference of a room: a man sits on a couch, head resting on his fist as if lost in troubled thoughts; across the room another man crouches over a dark wood chest -- is he doubled over in pain or merely inspecting the valuable antique
David Lynch has been charged with making incomprehensible films. In fact, they make perfect sense, but not necessarily to us. An exemplary scene in "Fire Walk with Me" (1992) shows this: Two investigators are to receive their assignment from a very odd-looking woman named Lil. What they receive from