'Brownsense' by Chairman Wow

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Brownsense
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Science Gone Mad
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3.225
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3.01

My favourite of this heat. I'm gutted to see it didn't make audience favourite, but at the same time I'm not very surprised. This film was weird, alienating, uncomfortable and hilarious in all the best ways. The camera work was incredible, and is probably was made this film an intriguing fever dream instead of a garbled mess. I didn't follow the story at all, but the rock saying "I'm a rock" and the naked heater-dwellers at the end really made this film feel like something special. I love this style, maybe next year try be a little more clear with your story.

6.02

This is not a team to take the road most travelled. Sometimes it pays off. Sometimes it doesn't. Brownsense was definitely the former.

I don't really know what to say about this mind-bending work of art. It didn't make a whole lot of sense. I don't know if it was supposed to, but I do know I don't care. I have a tendency to hate on films lacking story, but this one seemed to laugh in the face of typical narrative and was the better for it. An active disregard for typical storytelling as opposed to a clueless fumble for narrative usually resulting in a horrible mess. All of that backed up by a superb technical showing. Creative yet functional. A difficult balance to to find at the best of times, no less so when trying to work outside the box of convention.