At first glance, Paprika is a stylish sci-fi detective thriller that uses dreams as a reason to explore the limits of animation. The visuals are exhilarating and titillating based on any level of criteria. But while many would be quick to write this film off as another "beautiful but brainless"...

Phillippines, 2006, 35mm, Tagalog (with subtitles) Jeffrey Jeturian’s film revolves around luck. Amy, a middle-aged woman who endlessly roams the winding streets of her Manila neighborhood relies entirely on it. Searching for people to place bets on jueteng, a popular gambling game in the Philippines, her livelihood is based on chance....

Denmark/USA 2006, 88 minutes, 35mm English, Crole, French (w/ English subtitles) Most of us have heard about the political turmoil in Haiti, but news reports are always very disconnected from reality. They are incapable of ushering forth a realistic view of the people they talk about, for there just isn't enough time...

New Zealand, 2006, 87 minutes, 35mm English There is a new wave of horror spreading across the land, terrorizing and delighting film patrons everywhere. Catering to gorehounds and fans of cult-cinema, these gory-yet-witty movies have begun a movement in mainstream cinema towards a less slasher-centric idea of blockbuster screamfests. Movies like Shawn...

Canada, 2006, 90 minutes, 35mm English Manufactured Landscapes is an unusual treat for anyone who is interested in the world at large, and in man’s involvement with the world. Although clearly a film that makes you contemplate your connection with the environment, the film is not outwardly politically-motivated or explicit about its...

Spain, 2007, 114 minutes, 35mm English I wanted to like Goya’s Ghosts. The previews had made it out to look like the film was centrally focused on controversy about Goya’s work and life, when in fact Goya’s presence was merely a fleeting tangent. That was the first noticeable turnoff of the movie,...

For those of you who watch the news, this giant stuffed wool bunny on the mountainside of Artesina, Italy, should be nothing new. But what the rated PG-13 news doesn't tell viewers is that this bunny is dead. Well, no duh, he's stuffed, but the main point is that its...

Speaking of zooming into shit, the Zoomquilt is the epitome of Flash zooming magic. A collaboration of multiple artists, the Zoomquilt is a vivid painted journey through numerous habitats, from deep forests to what could be the remains of a long lost empire. Imagine falling straight through a neverending world...

"That’s the thing I like the most ­ -- structuring something that normally wouldn’t have very much structure to it, carving something out of nothing, and making it better as a template for the next artist to use." -- Michiko Stehrenberger...