New reviews – ‘All My Love’

I have the pleasure of offering one of the first reviews of a feature film from a Seattle filmmaker: Brian Short’s “impressionist documentary” All My Love, which makes its theatrical debut this week at the Northwest Film Forum.

Shooting in the deserts of the American Southwest, the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, as well as urban Berlin, Short creates a visual play of beautiful imagery and shifting scale, and then digitally manipulates the material to play with texture and color and clarity. He evokes the visual textures of Stan Brakhage, the godfather of American experimental cinema, in some of his imagery, but with different tools and a distinctively different gestalt.

Read the rest here.

The Village Voice/LA Weekly 2007 Film Poll is up.

I played with my list once again for this poll, and you can find it here.

Author: seanax

I write the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website ( I'm a contributing writer for Turner Classic Movies Online, Keyframe, Independent Lens, and Cinephiled, and the editor of Parallax View ( I've written for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Seattle Weekly,, Senses of Cinema, Asian Cult Cinema, and Psychotronic Video, among other publications, and I am a contributing editor to Parallax View. I currently live and work in Seattle, Washington, with my two cats, Hammet and Chandler.

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