Monte Hellman uses the porous agility of digital video to highlight the duration and the mechanical states of the world, keeping all the seconds necessary for a hair blower to dry the fresh nail polish on the protagonist, or the slow process of the mechanical arm that locates a song in a jukebox. Like Jean- Luc Godard or David Lynch . . . Monte Hellman lives with his time without ever becoming his creature.
August 01, 2011