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  • Pixadores

    Pixadores

    ★★★

    From the captivating and vertigo inducing opening moments of Amir Arsames Escandari’s Pixadores audiences are exposed to the heights of Sao Paulo. Two pixação (or pixadore) artists cling to the railings of a high rise building, a terrifying drop below, with little more than their spray cans and the desire to return home safely to their families. The world of pixação street graffiti has been hidden from international mainstream media over the years, but documentary filmmaker Amir Arsames Escandari, with…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★½

    For anyone who has seen the unsettling alien music video Rubber Johnny by music video connoisseur Chris Cunningham (for the Aphex Twins) you might see the parallels between in music video-turned feature film director - Jonathon Glazer’s third feature Under the Skin with its eerie depiction of documenting an alien being. Most reviewers have been quick to align the vague ‘iris construction’ scene to the awe-inspiring opening shots of space in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey as well as…