Review no 65: Art for a period of lockdown: US artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967)

THE AMERICAS AND THE CARIBBEAN I have long admired the work of acclaimed American artist Edward Hopper, probably most famous for his work Nighthawks. His life and work has been written about particularly evocatively by Olivia Laing in her book The Lonely City. That book talked about the effects of loneliness on creativity, and on […]

Review no 11 – Rojo (Red): film by Benjamín Naishtat (Argentina)

AMERICAS AND THE CARIBBEAN First, you don’t need to know anything about 1970s Argentinian politics to enjoy this film, but I dare say it helps. Frankly I know next to nothing about Argentinian politics and I was blown away. Second, you may struggle to track Rojo down to a local cinema. My local Picturehouse in […]