Fred Camper

Fred Camper

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Publications:
Chicago Reader
Total Reviews:
110

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—— The Far Shore (The Art of Lust) (1976) " As conventional drama the film is defeated by its cardboard characters, yet Wieland has an eye for soft, liquid colors and for compositions that suggest nature's gentleness and create a loose, open sense of space. " — Chicago Reader
Posted May 8, 2014
—— Plaster Caster (2001) " In the end it seems oddly mundane. " — Chicago Reader
Posted Sep 10, 2013
91% Murderous Maids (2002) " Unfortunately Denis' detached and indifferent camera never gets inside the story, its characters, or its milieu." — Chicago Reader
Posted Jun 17, 2013
92% Mother India (1957) " As the mother, Nargis is as resolute as a force of nature, and Mehboob Khan creates tableaux of the family that evoke its fragile unity." — Chicago Reader
Posted Mar 18, 2013
—— Within Our Gates (1920) " Though the narrative structure is somewhat choppy, director Oscar Micheaux otherwise demonstrates mastery of the silent form, using supple compositions and careful editing to amplify the characters' emotions in a manner that makes sound seem superfluous." — Chicago Reader
Posted Feb 4, 2013
100% Les Convoyeurs attendent (The Carriers Are Waiting) (2000) Chicago Reader
Posted Jan 22, 2013
—— Mne dvadtsat let (1966) Chicago Reader
Posted Apr 5, 2011
—— Orgasmos tis ageladas, O, (The Cow's Orgasm) (1999) Chicago Reader
Posted Apr 5, 2011
—— What I Saw in Hebron (Ma Sheraiti B'Hebron) Chicago Reader
Posted Apr 4, 2011
—— Bent Familia (1998) Chicago Reader
Posted Apr 4, 2011
—— Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Case For Reasonable Doubt? (2008) Chicago Reader
Posted Apr 4, 2011
—— The Last Angel of History (1996) Chicago Reader
Posted Apr 4, 2011
—— Lang ist der Weg (Long Is The Road) (1949) Chicago Reader
Posted Apr 4, 2011
—— A House Built on Water (Khanei ruye ab) (2002) Chicago Reader
Posted Apr 4, 2011
—— Un vivant qui passe (A Visitor from the Living) (1997) Chicago Reader
Posted Apr 4, 2011
—— Palestine is Still the Issue (2003) Chicago Reader
Posted Apr 4, 2011
—— Play Dirty (1969) Chicago Reader
Posted Aug 23, 2010
71% Women Without Men (Zanan-e bedun-e mardan) (2010) " Elegant, often moving." — Chicago Reader
Posted May 13, 2010
60% The Bat Whispers (1930) " Culturally it may be most noteworthy for its title arch-criminal, who influenced the creation of Batman." — Chicago Reader
Posted Apr 5, 2010
—— Barrio Murders (2001) " Jojo Henrickson delivers a pretty routine crime thriller" — Chicago Reader
Posted Mar 31, 2010
80% Baraka (1993) " The film's one-world thesis is asserted but never made convincing, as Fricke zigzags from the Western Wall to whirling dervishes to the Grand Mosque of Mecca in a superficial gloss on faith (and everything else)." — Chicago Reader
Posted Mar 23, 2010
—— Bacchanales Sexuelles (1974) " it lacks a coherent subjective consciousness and seems to be just a bunch of strange moments." — Chicago Reader
Posted Jan 29, 2010
17% The Trouble with Romance (2009) " The performances are convincing, and director Gene Rhee does a good job of outlining the messiness of human affections here, showing how we don't always know what we really want or how to get it." — Chicago Reader
Posted Feb 26, 2009
67% The Year of the Yao (2005) " James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo's taut, engrossing 2004 documentary on Chinese basketball player Yao Ming's first year in the NBA offers insight into the game and its stars." — Chicago Reader
Posted Mar 25, 2008
—— Die Brücke (The Bridge) (1959) " Director Bernhard Wicki's precise and gripping staging of the final battle brings the tragedy of war sickeningly alive." — Chicago Reader
Posted Jan 11, 2008
4/4 81% Fong juk (Exiled) (2006) " This 2006 Hong Kong-produced gangster film by director Johnnie To, set in Macao, is an entertaining product that presents a powerful artistic vision." — Chicago Reader
Posted Sep 7, 2007
80% Kamp Katrina (2007) " Ashley Sabin and David Redmon's gently observational videography and editing let the story emerge without any controlling structure or narration..." — Chicago Reader
Posted Aug 31, 2007
83% Light Keeps Me Company (2001) " A loving but unstinting portrait of longtime Ingmar Bergman cinematographer Sven Nyqvist." — Chicago Reader
Posted Jul 31, 2007
100% Tôkyô boshoku (Tokyo Twilight) (1957) " This rarely screened, melancholy 1957 film, Ozu's last in black and white, is one of his best." — Chicago Reader
Posted Jun 20, 2007
100% Akibiyori (Late Autumn) (1973) " I'm not the world's biggest Ozu fan, but this late work is one of his finest." — Chicago Reader
Posted Jun 19, 2007
96% Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea (2004) " [An] occasionally lighthearted but always affecting cautionary tale." — Chicago Reader
Posted Jun 1, 2007
52% Matthew Barney: No Restraint (2006) " More interesting is Chernick's concise survey of Barney's intriguing early work, including weird Vaseline-covered sculptures and footage of him trying to draw while under physical restraints such as a harness, etc." — Chicago Reader
Posted Apr 1, 2007
—— February One (2003) " Unnecessarily sentimentalizes four college freshmen who began a sit-in at a whites-only Woolworth's lunch counter in 1960, igniting protests that spread to 54 cities." — Chicago Reader
Posted Feb 9, 2007
44% Fired! (2006) " The video is heavy on actors and other showbiz types, and the self-centered Gurwitch doesn't distinguish between a factory worker laid off after decades on the job and an actor getting rejected during tryouts." — Chicago Reader
Posted Feb 9, 2007
73% La Décomposition de l'âme (Decomposition of the Soul) (2007) " [A] darkly poetic study of psychological brutality." — Chicago Reader
Posted Feb 7, 2007
71% Bread and Tulips (2001) Chicago Reader
Posted Jan 27, 2007
85% Salvador Allende (2007) " Patricio Guzman's 2004 biography of the Chilean president is less a conventional documentary than a cinematic act of mourning." — Chicago Reader
Posted Sep 8, 2006
—— Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) Chicago Reader
Posted Sep 2, 2006
—— Nuyorican Dream (2000) Chicago Reader
Posted May 27, 2006
57% Drawing Restraint 9 (2005) " An overblown home movie with almost no dialogue." — Chicago Reader
Posted Apr 19, 2006
32% The Tenants (2006) Chicago Reader
Posted Feb 4, 2006
100% 7 Men From Now (Seven Men from Now) (1956) Chicago Reader
Posted Jan 21, 2006
50% Waiting (2000) Chicago Reader
Posted Oct 15, 2005
—— Fixing Frank (2005) Chicago Reader
Posted May 21, 2005
100% Mughal E Azam (2005) Chicago Reader
Posted Apr 9, 2005
—— Hallelujah! Ron Athey: A Story of Deliverance (2000) Chicago Reader
Posted Feb 16, 2005
—— I Exist (2003) Chicago Reader
Posted Feb 5, 2005
—— Brakhage (1999) Chicago Reader
Posted Oct 20, 2004
—— Macunaima Chicago Reader
Posted Oct 19, 2004
89% Jandek on Corwood (2004) " Director Chad Friedrichs works around Jandek's never having revealed his identity by interpolating shots of the PO box and rocks on the beach with the talking heads of fans, critics, and journalists, and lots of Jandek's wistful, haunting music." — Chicago Reader
Posted Sep 18, 2004
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