Wax, or The Discovery of Television Among the Bees ★★★★★

"In the annuals of American avant-garde cinema, David Blair's film has many distinctions. One of the first edited with digital equipment; when converted to a hypertext known as Waxweb, it was one of the first ever world wide web sites in existence; and it was the first film streamed online in the early days of the internet. Blair, still working into the modern day, took six years on the kind of delirious work here Thomas Pynchon would look at with bafflement. As if symbolic to this kind of post-modern reference, as you follow protagonist Jqacob Maker (the director himself) through hyper intelligent Mesopotamian bees, the dead living on the moon, and turning into a living missile to kill a previous incarnation, William S. Burroughs has a small none speaking role as the protagonist's ancestor, as if to mark this film with greater credibility...."

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