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Recent reviews

  • Surveillance



    "These really are the images of our time."

    Possibly Petit's best work besides the co-directed London Orbital. I had been searching high and low for this short produced for the BBC for several years, and it did not fail to exceed my expectations. Petit touches on subject matter that would be echoed in his later work such as Unrequited Love (2006) and the sequence on the logistical landscapes of 'prosaic sheds' in Content (2010), and the M25 peripheries in London…

  • Beyond Utopia: Changing Attitudes in American Architecture

    Beyond Utopia: Changing Attitudes in American Architecture


    An absolute slice of architectural history - don't come here expecting any sort of criticality, this is pure 'neutral' (though totally not neutral) drooling over the Po-Mo godfathers as they either state immensely pompous comments, stroke their own egos, or just express nonsense about thinking 'openly' and not 'rigidly.' Time has allowed us to recognise that most of the Po-Mo architects weren't a new avant-garde. For instance, they could barely distinguish themselves from the 'dreaded' modernism (which appears to be…

Popular reviews

  • Heartworn Highways

    Heartworn Highways


    If the scene of Townes playing Waitin Around to Die whilst Uncle Seymour tears up in the background doesn't rip your heart to shreds, then I'm not sure what will.

    Honest to god, in my opinion, that scene might be one of the most important moments of music caught on film.

  • Yi Yi

    Yi Yi


    I'm sure we all know the feeling of discovering something or someone and only wishing you'd discovered them far earlier. This is how I feel about Edward Yang after watching my first film of his, which happens to be his final film.

    Everything, from the pure poetry of the use of reflections in glass - showing us what is behind and in front, to the subtle and incredibly real feeling characters. Edward Yang has captured life at almost every angle.…