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Toy Story

With its collagelike aesthetic, its deadpan lyrical voice-over, and its truly bizarre portrait of one unfortunately demented (yet ultimately harmless) soul, Erika Yeomans's Chubby Buddy plays like a George Saunders story come to life.

Stereotypes on Parade

Planet of the Arabs is a hilarious, scathing, and rapid-fire montage of stereotypes of Arabs culled from popular movies and TV shows that plays like some budding neocon’s ADD-infused fever dream.

Coney Island, Baby

It's an amazing, dreamy vision of Coney Island, all the more remarkable for the then-novel camera techniques required to capture it.

Robot vs. Monkey

Burning Safari, by students of the Gobelins School of Image.

Slack Addicts

A hilariously deadpan flick about two Milwaukee roommates who can't pay their rent or get much of anything done because they can't stop competing with one another in a series of pointless contests.

We Don't Care About the Young Folks

Well, summer’s over, and the kids are going back to school. Thinking of this momentous time brought to mind Dear Lemon Lima, directed by Suzi Yoonessi, which screened earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Game Over

Here, we reenter the beloved gorilla-baiting plumber’s life long after he’s rescued Princess Peach from the Mushroom Kingdom. Now, Peach and Mario are living in a dump in Brooklyn, and Mario’s mushroom habit has become, well, a problem.

Non–Van Gogh Makes Pomo Fun Again

I Am (Not) Van Gogh, a cross between public art and live-action animation, is a pretty spectacular way to spend four minutes.

‘Everyone Loves a Parade — Except the Dead’

When filmmaker and media artist Jem Cohen, director of Benjamin Smoke, shot footage of a rah-rah military parade in lower Manhattan sometime in the early nineties, it’s more than likely he didn’t quite know what he had.

The Voyeur of Venice

Remember Peter Greenaway? No? Back in the eighties, he was heralded as the savior of international art-house cinema – dense in his themes, gloriously scatological in his plots, and possessing a keen sense of pictorial beauty.