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  1. lou.'s rating of the film Tectonics

    Beautiful, immense landscapes alongside the US-Mexico border. The eye runs beyond the visible panorama: the gaze flows inwards in contemplation on nature. There's no human presence, if not in its complete absence. This documentary reminded me of the recent installation by @Jr over the wall fence, in Tecate: he lifted up a smiling toddler who seems ready to crawl toward something that’s caught his interest.

  2. lAuuuurA's rating of the film Tectonics

    This is very new for me, I didn't expected it. The photography is the best and the ambiance sound amazing, the way in which the director presents the border between these countries made me ask a lot of questions, and think about humans, and stuff. These 60 mins changed a lot of thoughts about documentaries and the capacity of the images to give a message, the power they have in us.

  3. DrFirestone's rating of the film Tectonics

    Interesting take on borders. By studying the transformed landscape, we discover something about ourselves - the prime homophobic urge to divide, separate, exclude. There are some great shots and impressive scenery, unfortunately, there are also uninspiring ones. The cinematography and sound create a hypnotic atmosphere, but then again, there are moments of boredom. A mixed bag revolving around an interesting idea.

  4. Jason's rating of the film Tectonics

    This might be considered Peter Bo Rappamund's most political film by virtue of its framing the US / Mexico border culture as a de-peopled, innocent landscape; a tabula rasa upon which can be inscribed the residue of human drama and the contestation of space that inform are knowledge of this landscape. It is a beautiful movie and a solemn one. We are swallowed up by space upon which we seek to assert our dominion.

  5. pouyae's rating of the film Tectonics

    The camera, colours, shades, sounds and storytelling cannot get better than this.

  6. ofNatalie LA's rating of the film Tectonics

    I know how to read a film, I don't have the vocab to read visual art. Treating this as an installation, I couldn't keep still long enough for one sitting, but this was an in-fucking-credible silently-raging-but-tranquil feast. I want it on replay on a plasma screen on the walls of my home.

  7. Vinegar Factory's rating of the film Tectonics

    Beautiful absurdity. To watch this film is both a treat for the eyes and a debacle to contemplate. The colors and images were marvelous; the notion of a fence of such rusted magnitude was bewildering. My favourite border indication was the row of tiny red flags in a field...

  8. averpues's rating of the film Tectonics

    Fairly good exploration of the frontier. Unequal care put to the frames.

  9. ellen's rating of the film Tectonics

    I had no idea of the severity of the US/Mexico border. Screams of racial cleansing, hatred and arrogance.

  10. msmichel's rating of the film Tectonics

    'Time passes slowly when you're lost in a dream' While less successful than the earlier 'Hydropsychography' Rappmund's film does hold one's interest in its hd images and use of time lapse photography. The nature of borders bears reflection.

  11. Dory Bakiewicz Ehmer's rating of the film Tectonics

    Beautiful musing on the border of America and Mexicco. Would love to find a way to show this film on the regular; important for Texans to see.

  12. Henk Lamers's rating of the film Tectonics

    Final score: 8. Storyline: 8, Originality: 8, Cinematography: 8, Involvement: 7, Sound: 9, Editing: 9, Educational: 8, Title design: 0, Acting: 0, Interesting: 8, Unusual: 8, Exciting: 6, Superior: 7

  13. Andrew Miller's rating of the film Tectonics

    Strong eye for striking abstractions, with an undertow of pathos.

  14. David R Williams's rating of the film Tectonics

    Where I found "Psychohydrography" to be mesmerizing both visually and audibly this left me completely flat. There was a distance/disinterest to the shots that struck me as the maker going through the motions without any attachment to what his camera was pointing at. A real disappointment.

  15. Cou Yar's rating of the film Tectonics

    Happé par la minutieuse beauté des plans, je me suis laissé embarquer dans le dispositif - plus photographique que réellement cinématographique - de Rappmund. Souligné par une subtile bande-son, chaque plan nous invite à penser l'idée de Frontière, dans toute sa dimension poétique et politique. Le film constitue par ailleurs une fabuleuse compilation de photographies de paysages révélés en mode "time lapse".

  16. Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film Tectonics

    Des paysages et des paysages et des paysages et des paysages. A la 8ème minute j'ai attendu un daim, mais non, aucun être vivant, même pas une femme, que des paysages et des paysages et des paysages. Landscapes and landscapes and landscapes and landscapes and landscapes. At the 8th minute I expected a deer, but no, no living being, no even a woman, just landscapes and landscapes and landscapes and landscapes !

  17. Kamran's rating of the film Tectonics

    Rappmund's most thematically unified film to date, with splendid photography and a keen sense of rhythm. 78/100 - Very Good (3.5)

  18. bencor's rating of the film Tectonics

    Play It Loud!

  19. muse_x's rating of the film Tectonics

    Just a tad improved from Psychohydrography.

  20. Samuel Wells's rating of the film Tectonics

    There is a beauty about desolation that Rappmund is keenly aware of. He lingers just long enough on an image for it expand into a concept. Turning his sights more on land this time and the land that falls between boundaries, the film looks at what it means to be in a state of in between. His idiosyncratic style does well to translate this to the viewer. He pulls back the covers on his methodology here which I enjoy.

  21. kris's rating of the film Tectonics

    on the up side its calming! all it needs is a guided meditation, I appreciate that this is an art form for some people

  22. sp82's rating of the film Tectonics

    transcendence via sound and treatment of image. context is neither here nor there. elements of la jette. makes you want to make your own film over at weekend.

  23. JaredMercer's rating of the film Tectonics

    Who selects these films for Mubi? Everyone who subscribes is into art-house yes, but are these types that are here now really watched beginning to end by anyone? Really? Does this hold attention? I love art but c'mon. Getting frustrated with some of the selection here. Anyone else? Psychohydrography is the other one out this month that is just like this nonsense.

  24. caitlin.f's rating of the film Tectonics

    visually quite interesting & beautiful landscapes. really should have been shorter though.

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