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  • 80
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    A fantastic symphony of decay (Decay + Fantasia = Decasia), simultaneously heartbreakingly beautiful and exquisitely sad, pieced together from snippets of old films on the verge of oblivion. show more

  • 10
    Chris Gore Film Threat

    I'm sure the filmmaker would disagree, but, honestly, I don't see the point. It's a visual Rorschach test and I must have failed. show more

  • 90
    J. Hoberman Village Voice

    A fierce dance of destruction. Its flame-like, roiling black-and-white inspires trembling and gratitude. show more

  • 80
    The New York Times

    Nothing more -- and nothing less -- than a collage of decaying, decomposing nitrate film stock...The unexpected thing is that its dying, in this shower of black-and-white psychedelia, is quite beautiful. show more

  • 60
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    Lacking any obvious thematic or emotional arc, compilation pic succeeds as a pure exercise in visual stimulus, its narcotic effect much amplified by Michael Gordon's thunderous, dissonant orchestral score. show more

  • 60
    Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader

    The film asks us to embrace not only the death of beauty but the beauty of death. show more

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