You can not pay your bill. Your heat and lights are cut. You pay. The clocks initially flash 88:88. You set the clocks. You can not pay. You pay. 88:88. Repeat. 88:88. Cut. You stop setting your clock to the time of the world. You make do with suspension. 88:88.
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I give it 2 stars for that art-school look and feel which is pretty darn funny. It's not one of those movies you have to actually sit through and watch intently. Have it on while you're surfing the net or something.
"The absence of reason; living without a sense of origin or destination. a meaningless search for finitude: for meaning in the lack of meaning, for structure in a lack of structure; the perennial experience of banality, of repetition. distortion. decay. To become shackled, imprisoned by the image of a life without reason."
Cuando el tiempo se suspende todo puede ocurrir simultáneamente. Por eso 88:88 se funde en capas y capas de breves raptos de belleza cotidiana que se impregnan de filosofía e ideas acerca del tiempo. Pero nada de eso endurece la más bien blanda coraza de este rabioso diario visual: la vida pende de momentos imprecisos que Medina agiganta con su observación alucinada, encegecida de sol, superpuesta y mira al futuro.
Does the audience which 88:88 seems designed to attract actually have the attention span to watch it? There are so many directorial decisions which abrade, confuse and distort, when the theme seems to beg for just the opposite, but I like the hyper/multi/congeries/color-seared bad poetry of it all. Beats most contemporary good poetry.
Obnoxiously self important. This 'film' only knows how to investigate the world through two lens: incoherent philosophy and empty etherealness. Even Terrence Malick has a sense of humor. This movie? None whatsoever. What it doesn't understand it disguises with over-baked poeticism. In the end, everything here is too precious, too flimsy, and therefore, completely disposable.
Non-linear & experimental can have meaning, entertain & be interesting in itself. But this film is none of these. A flashing sequence of unremarkable images, a jagged sequence of unrelated scenes and mumbled, drifting words. Ultimately flashy boredom & pointless banality. Fell asleep after 15 minutes the 1st time, the 2nd attempt when I watched all of it was worse, an endurance test. 1 star for attempting to innovate