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December 14, 2018
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roma by alfonso cuaron

roma by alfonso cuaron. based on intimate memories of his childhood, especially cleo, the family’s nanny and housekeeper, who’s played by the luminous yalitza aparicio, a non-actor. a breathtaking, expansive film, beautifully shot, with wonderful details. the house, stunning soundscape, … Continue reading

October 23, 2018
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Fiction: Songs of Silence

Muneeza Shamsie: The quietness with which Hussein portrays turmoil and self-doubt adds to the power of his stories such as the tight, intricate and moving ‘Lady of the Lotus’. This multi-layered tale vividly recreates Karachi in the 1950s: its elegant … Continue reading

September 22, 2018
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mass moca

#massmoca was predictably brilliant: #lizglynn #sollewitt #spencerfinch #dawndedeaux #lonnieholley #louisebourgeois #robertrauschenberg and #jamesturrell’s #hindsight (complete darkness) and #intothelight (where one is surrounded by, almost squeezed into, changing, throbbing, vibrant color – i could feel and smell the color on my … Continue reading