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Memento Mori: Reflections on Time and Christian Marclay’s The Clock

Described as the hottest art work in the world right now, Christian Marclay’s The Clock is probably the closest cinema has ever come to representing real life in real-time in all its complexity. With breath-taking ambition and an enviable clarity

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Our lives on screen

Memento Mori: Reflections on Time and Christian Marclay’s The Clock

Described as the hottest art work in the world right now, Christian Marclay’s The Clock is probably the closest cinema has ever come to representing real life in real-time in all its complexity. With breath-taking ambition and an enviable clarity

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I BELIEVE IN FREE SPEECH, BUT…

Originally posted on Pandaemonium:
I took part this week in a debate at London’s Queen Mary College on the motion ‘This House believes in the right to offend’. Speaking with me for the motion was Pater Tatchell. Oposing the motion…

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I BELIEVE IN FREE SPEECH, BUT…

Originally posted on Pandaemonium:
I took part this week in a debate at London’s Queen Mary College on the motion ‘This House believes in the right to offend’. Speaking with me for the motion was Pater Tatchell. Oposing the motion…

Suppose I Told You A Story

Dear Alys and Isis Suppose I told you a story: a true story. It doesn’t really matter what, but let’s say I told you a story about a child: a child who has a mother, just like you do. Let’s

Suppose I Told You A Story

Dear Alys and Isis Suppose I told you a story: a true story. It doesn’t really matter what, but let’s say I told you a story about a child: a child who has a mother, just like you do. Let’s

Film Review | Miners Shot Down (2014)

‘I cant believe this. 18 protesting mineworkers shot dead by the sa police yday?’ This is what a good friend of mine posted on her Facebook timeline the day after the massacre at Lonmin platinimum mine in Marikana, South Africa.

Film Review | Miners Shot Down (2014)

‘I cant believe this. 18 protesting mineworkers shot dead by the sa police yday?’ This is what a good friend of mine posted on her Facebook timeline the day after the massacre at Lonmin platinimum mine in Marikana, South Africa.

Mood Indigo (2013)

If anything, Michel Gondry knows how to create memorable movie images. Who can forget Gael Garcia Bernal’s oversized hands in The Science of Sleep (2006); Jack Black’s sweded Robocop in Be Kind Rewind (2008); or Kate Winslett and Jim Carey’s

Mood Indigo (2013)

If anything, Michel Gondry knows how to create memorable movie images. Who can forget Gael Garcia Bernal’s oversized hands in The Science of Sleep (2006); Jack Black’s sweded Robocop in Be Kind Rewind (2008); or Kate Winslett and Jim Carey’s

Oscar Isaac as Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Longevity is a rare thing in the motion picture business, but what makes the Coen Brothers 30 year career truly remarkable is the consistent quality of their work. Co-writing, editing, directing and producing nearly all of their films, the Coens

Oscar Isaac as Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Longevity is a rare thing in the motion picture business, but what makes the Coen Brothers 30 year career truly remarkable is the consistent quality of their work. Co-writing, editing, directing and producing nearly all of their films, the Coens

Tokyo-Ga (1985)

Wim Wenders fiction hasn’t always hit home with me and some (like MIllion Dollar Hotel) I found rather dull. So I wasn’t quite sure what to expect about his film essay on Yasujiro Ozu and Tokyo city, the setting for

Tokyo-Ga (1985)

Wim Wenders fiction hasn’t always hit home with me and some (like MIllion Dollar Hotel) I found rather dull. So I wasn’t quite sure what to expect about his film essay on Yasujiro Ozu and Tokyo city, the setting for

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Rube Goldberg Machines (A Post-Script to Fischli & Weiss’ “The Way Things Go”)

As a post-script to my post on Fischli & Weiss’ The Way Things Go, I’ve just discovered what must surely have been their original inspiration: the wonderful cartoons of Rube Goldberg, an American cartoonist who “became well known for depicting

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Rube Goldberg Machines (A Post-Script to Fischli & Weiss’ “The Way Things Go”)

As a post-script to my post on Fischli & Weiss’ The Way Things Go, I’ve just discovered what must surely have been their original inspiration: the wonderful cartoons of Rube Goldberg, an American cartoonist who “became well known for depicting