4 Jun 2018

Dailies from Dumpland (Michael Woods, 2018)

☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼ out of 10☼
 
A cinematic equivalent of a jazzy trip-hop song featuring some bold improvisations, Dailies from Dumpland paints, in wide, nervy strokes, a different (upside-down / unglamorized / paranoia-fuelled) portrait of America; it blurs (if not completely erasing) the boundaries between fiction and documentary / subjectivity and objectivity / suppressed dreams and defective realities; it amalgamates edgy anti-Trump satire with its creator’s raw poetics and anti-commercial sensibilities, and it wonderfully transposes information overload of the modern era into the associative, aggressively kaleidoscopic, stream of (troubled) conscious imagery of often lurid colors and dense textures emerging from bizarre superimpositions that deeply burn themselves into the viewer’s mind.


(The review is based on the rough cut of the film made available by the author himself for a limited time.)

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