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June 27, 2013
Bold and varied animation sequences lift this into the stratosphere before it falls back into Nance's obsessively layered narrative; the resulting film is both beautiful and disorienting (just like love).
June 27, 2013
While the movie doesn't paint a clear sense of Nance's emotional side, one thing is certain: He is an artist with creativity to spare. This effort may not have been wholly successful, but it's a promising start to what could be a thrilling career.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 20, 2013
It is an emotionally exhausting but ultimately rewarding kaleidoscope of video, animation, words and music - and feelings on top of feelings on top of feelings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 13, 2013
The excess and earnestness suit the subject - the ephemeral and all-consuming nature of romantic love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 28, 2013
What saves the film-and grandly-is Nance's wildly ambitious visual imagination.
April 25, 2013
A dense, organic, dazzling and funny tapestry, making use of varied and subtly colored animation and stop-motion; candid video; playfully verbose direct address; chapters and footnotes and doodles; and suavely chosen music and sonic bridges.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 25, 2013
This musical, elliptical, personal, poetical, sensual indie produced by Jay-Z has a seductive DIY feel and a lineage that's part early Spike Lee and late Charles Bukowski.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 23, 2013
Such a nonstop go-for-broke sensibility can be too much of a good thing, of course, and there are moments when the filmmaker's mix-and-match methodology feels tuned to the key of migraine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 22, 2013
This brisk and self-searching, sharply intelligent and deeply vulnerable romantic comedy is a masterwork of reflexive construction.
February 10, 2012
Experimental debut is an engaging essay film about (probably) unrequited love.
February 7, 2012
[An] endearing love poem.
January 23, 2012
I doubt I'll see a more visually inventive film at this fest-or this year, that matter-but I do wish that Oversimplification were easier to connect to.
Full Review | Original Score: B