No one comes off well in this film adaptation of JG Ballard’s 1975 dystopian fable, which traces the unraveling of the social order in a Barbican-like des res on the outskirts of a city, says Nick Bradshaw

Published in Review
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 00:00

The Polish film poster

One of the ironies of Communism was that, while the West was in thrall to the Hollywood studios, Polish artists had the freedom to advertise US films with bold and arresting visuals

Published in Icon of the Month
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 11:53

Cathedrals of Culture

Wim Wenders lets the architecture do the talking in his latest series of documentaries about landmark buildings. It's just a shame the buildings don't have a better script, says Isabel Stevens

Published in Review
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 00:00

Keiichi Matsuda: Total digital overload

The designer's films offer a glimpse into a nightmarish sci-fi future in which every surface, appliance and inch of peripheral vision fizzes with data – an onslaught that might be just a couple of years away. Designers, he says, must shape this world – or be shaped by it

Published in Features
Monday, 19 January 2015 16:23

Sérgio Bernardes

A documentary explores the radical designs that made Brazilian modernist, playboy and Niemeyer contemporary Sérgio Bernardes a star and the controversial affiliations that eventually left him bankrupt and forgotten, says Arthur Thompson

Published in Review
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:00

KP Brehmer

Huw Lemmey praises a "capitalist realist" artist who tackled the politics of post-war Germany with rare clarity

Published in Review
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:18

They Used to Call it the Moon

Baltic, Gateshead
31 October 2014 – 11 January 2015

Published in Diary
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:18

A to Z. The World of Isay Weinfeld

Architekturzentrum Wien, Vienna
18 December 2014 – 23 February 2015

Published in Diary
Friday, 07 November 2014 09:55

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality

Watch the designer's films that depict a future in which a virtual layer of data is a continual presence in our lives

Published in Video
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 10:09

Stanley Kubrick: New Perspectives

From spaceship airlocks to hotel floor tiles, the director went to painstaking lengths to create the physical environments of his most famous films, writes Will Wiles

Published in Review
Monday, 19 May 2014 11:28

The Lego Movie

Charles Holland enjoys a witty take on the eternal Lego question – is it better to ignore the instructions?

Published in Review
Friday, 16 May 2014 01:00

Christopher Moloney on location

Realising he lived next to the spot where the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man appeared in Ghostbusters, Christopher Moloney printed off a still from the scene, held it up and snapped a history

Published in GALLERY

Like Nathaniel Kahn, Tomas Koolhaas has made a film about his father, the celebrated architect, but this is no intimate family portrait – Rem himself gets only a supporting role. Instead, Tomas turns his lens on the buildings themselves and the lives taking place in and around them

Published in Features
Friday, 16 May 2014 01:00

AV Festival

The innovative festival in north-east England drew on the area's past while making links to a wider present, says Fatema Ahmed

Published in Review
Thursday, 05 September 2013 14:20

David Maljkovic

The Croatian artist’s work flirts with post-socialist melancholia, but moves beyond the usual clichés, says Douglas Murphy.

Published in Review

Angel Borrego Cubero’s wonderfully gossipy film, The Competition, follows five of the world’s most famous architects in apparently hot pursuit of the chance to build the national museum of Andorra. It's a revealing glimpse of life at a big-name practice, from the late-night pizzas to the experience of being shouted at by a Pritzker Prize winner.

Published in Features
Thursday, 04 July 2013 12:00

Mock-ups in Close-up

An encyclopaedic film reveals the key supporting role that the architectural model plays in cinema, says Charles Holland.

Published in Review
Monday, 10 June 2013 18:01

Babeldom

Paul Bush’s film about a city that rises endlessly into the future is visually ingenious, but too beautiful to be dystopian, says Fatema Ahmed.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 16:29

Icon 121: Film

In our Film issue, we watch The Competition, a gripping documentary about Nouvel, Gehry, Hadid, Perrault and Foster bidding to build a new national museum of art in Andorra. We also talk to Tomas Koolhaas who's making REM, a film about his father's work. And Owen Hatherley examines how London's architecture has been portrayed by auteurs from abroad, from François Truffaut to Alfonso Cuarón.

Published in NEWS
Tuesday, 29 January 2013 12:24

Hollywood Costume

A macabre display of famous film costumes at the V&A is underpinned by a surprising amount of scholarship, says Fatema Ahmed.

Published in Review
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