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September 6, 2013
The individual moments in the film can be bleak but compelling, although the overall impact is blunted by a dearth of context or authorial voice.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 22, 2013
[A] thoughtful but slow and random snapshot of life in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 10, 2013
Pure film poetry woven from the daily woes and joy of a most unpoetic people.
August 8, 2013
The film produces moments that catch in the throat, like the man who sheepishly admits he would need rehearsal to laugh on cue. Then he adds, softly, "But cry, no problem."
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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August 8, 2013
No doubt it's affecting, but Gurchiani hasn't effectively connected the pieces to shape a larger story about Georgian youth.
August 8, 2013
There are no Hollywood endings here. There's just the truth, which Gurchiani has proved she's committed to capturing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 7, 2013
A film less regional than universal in its presentation of the human urge to reshape oneself with others' help.
August 6, 2013
The experiment isn't more than a slice of life, but at least it's a generous one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 5, 2013
It ever so subtly zeros in on the extreme particularities of a remote place to find something universal, or at the very least easily comprehensible about despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 1, 2013
The effect of "Machine" is similar to an anthology of short stories woven around a singular setting. Every life in it is a window onto both a unique and shared destiny.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 29, 2013
Director Tinatin Gurchiani offers a snapshot of her Georgian homeland, but she also taps into universal concerns about family, separation and identity.
June 18, 2013
Fitfully depressing and bravely open, Gurchiani's film commiserates on life's fleeting and often harrowing destinies...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 22, 2013
A visit to the depressed, rural mire of a nondescript country.
January 22, 2013
Tinatin Gurchiani's accomplished first feature The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear offers an impressionistic, somewhat poetical view of current life in her native former Soviet territory.
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