Tony Palmer’s documentary on Leonard Cohen’s near-disastrous 1972 European tour acts, somewhat inadvertently, as a strong testament to the quirky authenticity of Cohen’s artistic persona.
My 5 Wives (dir. Sidney J. Furie, 2000)
For this week’s Less Than (Five) Zero piece, Felix Hubble looks at a relic of the pre-Netflix straight to video era, the Rodney Dangerfield-starring sex comedy MY 5 WIVES.
Fix: The Ministry Movie (dir. Douglas Freel, 2011)
A bizarre tour documentary crossed with a fascinating case study of drug dependency is the topic for this installment of Less Than (Five) Zero.
The Truth Shall Not Sink with Sewol (dir. Lee Sang-ho and Ahn Hae-ryong, 2014)
A controversial documentary from South Korea and the mark it left on a major international film festival are the focus this week on Less Than (Five) Zero.
The Blue Planet (dir. Franco Piavoli, 1982)
Franco Piavoli’s meditative and beautiful debut film is the focus for the first Less Than (Five) Zero piece of 2016.
Salvation (dir. Paul Cox, 2008)
With FORCE OF DESTINY having screened across the country, Dominic Barlow takes a look at Paul Cox’s last dramatic effort, which takes bizarre pot shots at evangelical religion.
Parking (dir. Jacques Demy, 1985)
Jacques Demy’s PARKING is a strange late-career misfire, an update on the Orpheus legend that doesn’t quite know what it’s trying to do
Flex Is Kings (dir. Deidre Schoo and Michael Beach Nichols, 2013)
This week’s Less Than (Five) Zero looks at Welcome to Leith co-director, Michael Beach Nichols, previous feature-length documentary FLEX IS KINGS, a Kickstarted look at a dance style forged in far-east Brooklyn
Hollywood Burn (dir. Soda_Jerk and Sam Smith, 2006)
A bonkers film and sound collage hitched to a mad sci-fi narrative forms the content of Australian visual artists Soda_Jerk and Sam Smith’s argument in favour of a wide fair use doctrine.
The Adventure of Iron Pussy (dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Michael Shaowanasai, 2002)
THE ADVENTURE OF IRON PUSSY is a complete anomaly in Apitchatpong Weerasethakul’s career; one that is fascinating to watch amidst the context of the work from the director on either side of the film.