A diabolically clever psychological suspense movie. An assured and daring dramatic feature debut for writer-director Reiss. Kevin Thomas LA Times

Jon Reiss’ debut feature is a harrowing yet delicious and often wickedly funny study . . . one of the most unusual power struggles in cinema history. Filmmaker Magazine

Fascinating, strange, twisted and f****ed up . . . I’ve never seen anything like it. Juan Morales Detour Magazine

An insidiously clever movie, a variation on those creepy 1960s British classics, “The Servant” and “The Collector”. John Hartl The SeattleTimes

First-time director Jon Reiss evinces indisputable control over his material, which most directly recalls the Pinter-Losey classic “The Servant” in its look at an insidious power shift between unsavory men in a household. Todd McCarthy Daily Variety


“Intriguing and thrilling.” – Eric Harrison LA TIMES

Important and provocative as well as entertaining,” Kevin Thomas, LA TIMES

“hip, hypnotic…engaging. “Better Living Through Circuitry” demystifies raves and sets the bar for others to explore this culture and music.” -Charles Lyons, Variety

“Better Living Through Circuitry” rocked the house . . . audience members gushed that “Circuitry” was the best documentary they had ever seen.” – IndieWIRE

Jon Reiss’ rave-scene scorcher rocked the house Saturday night with a capacity crowd nearly dancing in their seats to its pulse-pounding beats and eye popping digital visuals . . Reiss’ narrative propulsion and kinetic energy delivers an anthropological kaleidoscope.”
– Natasha Senjanovic, FILMMAKER MAGAZINE


“simply unlike anything you’ve seen before” DVD Talk

“Jon Reiss is Survival Research Laboratories best kept secret. Reiss has captured not only the ear-splitting techno-fury orchestrated by the remote-control-carrying SRL overlords, but the actual dangers inherent to each show.” Film Threat

“Capturing the tension between terror and humor that characterizes SRL’s live shows is no mean feat. Reiss manages to do justice to the artistic bravado and technical genius behind all those menacing machines . . . all woven into a gloriously cacophonous whole.” BAM Magazine