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Derek Smith
Tiny Mix Tapes
June 8, 2016
Using clips mostly from obscure, silent, and often explicit films, along with quotes by Plato, Hesiod, and Sappho, Deutsch constructs his own unique history of love, lust, desire, and violence on the silver screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Foster
August 9, 2010
Gustav Deutsch's kaleidoscopic interpretation of Jean-Luc Godard's oft-quoted appraisal of cinema - "All you need is a girl and a gun" - makes for intriguing, confounding and confronting cinema.
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Richard Kuipers
July 7, 2010
Deutsch raises the art of found footage assembly to stunning heights. The soundscape, ranging from bouncy electronica to throat singing, is a masterpiece in its own right.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
December 4, 2009
Part of the pleasure of the first sections is their relative straightforwardness, particularly "1-6," which, through artfully edited visual splendors - a talking skeleton, a walking cat, a spinning record - creates a graceful meditation on cinema as motio
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
December 3, 2009
A provocative, elliptical and oddly fascinating work of experimental art.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.0/10
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
December 2, 2009
Film Ist. a Girl & a Gun is not subtle, but its literalism -- which refines the avant-primitivism of older Viennese artists -- is its strength.
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David Fear
Time Out
December 2, 2009
Between borrowed scenes of vintage melodramas, Kinsey Institute research and rarer-than-rare archival treasures, a loose story of original sin insinuates itself into your subsconscious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
November 30, 2009
A bloated hybrid of graduate-level cinema studies and rudimentary psychology.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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