Don't Look Up

Don’t Look Up (2021)

Don’t Look Up first published by Sight and Sound When Michigan family man and astronomy professor Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) first realises what is coming, he spends the night checking and rechecking the calculations, and is quick, the following day, to call the White House with the bad news. Mindy’s urgency matches the speed of…

Benjamenta

Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Life (1995)

First published by EyeForFilm It opens with a riddle that has no solution – or, more accurately, whose solution is ‘nothing’. It features an alternative title (This Dream People Call Human Life) that baldly advertises its status as allegory. It ends with a visual paradox that breaks down the distinction between viewer and viewed, inside…