Category: Film

Not just another brick in the wall

Not just another brick in the wall

The decision of the Lego company not to supply the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei with bricks for a new artwork is one of the most striking instances I can recall of life imitating art. A huge and impersonal power structure combining arbitrary state power and capitalistic greed; the determination of that power structure to silence a uniquely gifted individual; that […]

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On Avi Lewis’s This Changes Everything

On Avi Lewis’s This Changes Everything

I emerged from the WA premiere of This Changes Everything in a foul mood. To get to the cinema ā€“ in Innaloo: not the most charming neck of the woods ā€“ Iā€™d had to sit in heavy traffic for an hour and a half, moving barely at all. Arriving at the cinema one minute before kick-off, I was then urged […]

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This stoplight was on an opportunistic corner.

Hating Scientology

East Grinstead in the 1980s was not the most fascinating place for a teenager. Its historic buildings; its pioneering hospital; the fact that it adjoins the Ashdown Forest, one of the finest examples of heathland in England and the model for the Hundred Acre Wood, in which Pooh and Christopher Robin were wont to frolic: all of these were points […]

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