What Is It? Reviews

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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
December 8, 2006
It's clear that [director] Glover is less interested in narrative than in rekindling a rich midnight-movie/avant-garde tradition that encompasses everything from Maya Deren and Jack Smith to Alejandro Jodorowsky and David Lynch.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 16, 2006
Glover, who appears in the film as a kind of barbarian dictator-auteur, lacks both the self-imposed ideological innocence and the talent for composing sounds and images of David Lynch.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
November 16, 2006
A shocker, but not a world-class one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Laura Kern
New York Times
November 10, 2006
His directorial debut, What Is It? -- which plays as part of a double bill with a live, enthusiastically performed slide show in which Mr. Glover displays pages from his recent series of books -- is just as unclassifiable as he is.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
August 9, 2005