Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees [US 1991]

Info: I embedded the full movie below. THE PLOT Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees is an independent science fiction movie about a programmer at NASA, Jacob Maker, who – much like his grandfather – studies bees as a hobby. He tells his story in the form of a pseudo-documentary, revealing insightsContinue reading “Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees [US 1991]”

Verdens Undergang [DK 1916]

International title: The End of the World Info: I embedded the full movie below. THE PLOT Verdens Undergang is an early science fiction movie about two daughters of a wealthy mine owner, Dina and Edith, and how they experience an imminent collision of a comet with Earth. Previously, Dina had left a small mining townContinue reading “Verdens Undergang [DK 1916]”

Russkiy kovcheg / Русский ковчег [RU 2002]

International title: Russian Ark Info: I embedded the full movie with automatically translated English subtitles below. THE PLOT Russkiy kovcheg is an experimental art movie about a mysterious man without memory who finds himself in St. Petersburg, Russia, during the late 19th century. There, he is guided by a French aristocrat, nicknamed “the European”, whoContinue reading “Russkiy kovcheg / Русский ковчег [RU 2002]”

The Mind’s Eye [US 1990]

Info: I embedded the full movie below. THE PLOT The Mind’s Eye is an experimental short film that consists of various commercial computer-generated short segments that have been assembled to thematically tell a rudimentary story. The animated shorts were mostly produced in the late 1980s and feature landscapes, architecture, animals, and surrealistic figures. While mostContinue reading “The Mind’s Eye [US 1990]”

De sidste mænd i Aleppo [DK 2017]

International title: Last Men in Aleppo Info: I embedded the full movie below. THE PLOT De sidste mænd i Aleppo is a documentary about the civil war in Syria and its effect on the people who live in the capital city, Aleppo. The Danish-Syrian co-production, which was nominated for an Academy Award (“Best Documentary Feature”),Continue reading “De sidste mænd i Aleppo [DK 2017]”

The Black Pirate [US 1926]

Info: I embedded the full movie below. THE PLOT The Black Pirate is a silent adventure movie about how a Duke became part of a pirate crew. After a vicious attack by pirates, he is the sole survivor and is washed up on a deserted island. There, he witnesses the pirate leaders hiding their treasureContinue reading “The Black Pirate [US 1926]”

41 [AU 2012]

Info: I embedded the full movie below. THE PLOT After an exam, Aidan, a young student of philosophy, meets his doppelganger who tells him, to not go to a certain motel. Naturally, Aidan is curious and investigates the place. There, he encounters his ex-girlfriend Lauren who works part-time to support her art. They decide toContinue reading “41 [AU 2012]”

Siworae / 시월애 [KR 2000]

International title: Il Mare THE PLOT Siworae is a romantic drama with science fiction elements about two young adults, Sung-Hyun and Eun-Joo, who live in different times but are connected through a mysterious letter box by a lake house that transports letters and other objects from 1998 to 2000. Sung-Hyun is an architect and Eun-JooContinue reading “Siworae / 시월애 [KR 2000]”

Dàyú hǎitáng / 大鱼海棠 [CN 2016]

International title: Big Fish and Begonia Info: This review was originally written 2017/12/06. I embedded the full movie (Japanese dub, English sub) below. THE STORY Dàyú hǎitáng is a supernatural animation movie set in a magic world, that lies beneath our oceans and is inhabited by magical spirits (oftentimes looking just like humans). After aContinue reading “Dàyú hǎitáng / 大鱼海棠 [CN 2016]”

Blood Tea and Red String [US 2006]

Info: I embedded the full movie below. THE PLOT Blood Tea and Red String is a stop motion animation movie about bird-like animals that live in a tree and, after a group of mice have stolen their self-made doll, embark on a journey to find it. Along their journey, they encounter a labyrinth with poisonousContinue reading “Blood Tea and Red String [US 2006]”