Sunday, March 23, 2014


Leviathan is an experimental film that seeks to capture the sights, sounds, and life present on and surrounding a fishing vessel in tempestuous waters off the coast of New England. Not quite a fiction film and not quite documentary, and stripped entirely of narrative, it is among the densest works I've seen and akin to watching a series of high quality, strategically positioned closed circuit cameras. And still, though I occasionally wondered why I was still watching, it unexplainably more or less held my attention for its duration.