Posts tagged Film
A Review of Ladybird, Directed by Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut is a runaway success. Earning five major Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, Ladybird has been met with critical acclaim alongside indie competition such as Call Me by you Name. Known for headstrong roles in her partner Noah Baumbach’s films Francis Ha and Mistress America, Ladybird is Gerwig’s moment in the limelight - the first of many. 

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A Review of Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest at the New Museum, New York

“Help me,” reads a cool, white neon sign on the fourth floor of the New Museum, adjacent to Pipilotti Rist’s installation, 4th Floor to Mildness. It is a portent, an augury. It is visual representation, almost an echo, of a sound bite from Rist’s Selbstlos im Lavabad (Selfless In The Bath of Lava) (Bastard Version), (1994), which is in the museum’s stairwell gallery. Whether you go top down (recommended) or bottom up, this exhibition is vexing and often discomforting.

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A Review of Uni-Verse by Anouska Beckwith at Palm Tree Gallery, Kensington

Last Friday saw the opening of photographer and multidisciplinary artist, Anouska Beckwith’s first London solo show, showcasing her own imagined Uni ~ Verse. Held at the Palm Tree Gallery on Portobello Road, the exhibition came after Beckwith’s 2015 New York solo debut Transcendence, in addition to recent group shows in London, Paris and Switzerland. Inside the gallery was an immersive organic installation of moss, shrubbery and branches set to ‘encourage gratitude and respect for the natural environment’ amongst the audience.

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A Review of A Bigger Splash, Directed by Luca Guadagnino

As its name suggests, water is a recurring motif in Luca Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash and it floods into the film in many guises. Refugees emerge from the sea; a rock pool makes a quiet oasis on a hike; a carafe of water is gulped down one hungover morning. Characters interact by splashing each other playfully, larking around in a lake or vying to swim the most lengths. Tilda Swinton plays a recovering rock...

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A Review of Testament of Youth, Directed by James Kent

Testament of Youth traces the experiences of the wildly intelligent writer Vera Brittain throughout World War I. Her journey begins as she defies convention by studying at Oxford University before women could attain a degree. She soon falls in love with her brother’s friend Roland and they begin a correspondence of poetic compositions and stolen hours before tragedy leads her to...

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