I suspect Nathaniel got a lot out of it, and good for him, but it did little for me.
| Original Score: C+
Not only repeats the now-familiar approach, but does so in a transparent, uninspiring manner.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
I imagine My Architect would have worked just as well as a personal essay with a nice photo spread for Harper's Magazine or The New Yorker.
Louis Kahn's life is certainly out of the ordinary, but My Architect is a fumbling, poorly made work that doesn't do him justice.
Students of architecture will probably find more to like than students of filmmaking
| Original Score: 2/4
| Original Score: 2/5
What a sad film this, and how filled with the mystery of human life.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
The finest achievement of My Architect is the way the son locates the light of his father's personality.
What makes it enthralling is the younger Kahn's openness to a range of emotional responses (his own and others') to his father's life above and below board.
Documentary about a man's search for his famous and distant architect father is warm, human, gorgeous and moving.
| Original Score: 4/5
Kahn and cinematographer Robert Richman work miracles, capturing the majesty and beauty of Kahn's buildings.
a film that could have been successful simply as a study of the several structures that are featured in it
| Original Score: 3.5/5
| Original Score: 6/10
What makes this movie riveting is not its subject, but the huge hole evident in the biographer's soul, a space he desperately tries to fill by speaking with those once close to his father.
| Original Score: 3/4
Overall [Nathaniel Kahn's] attempt to find his father in his buildings, scars and all, is credible and well-paced, with neat visual rhymes that circle back to points raised earlier.
The film would have been more powerful if it had conveyed a better understanding of what made Kahn's buildings great. If a bit long, the film is always intriguing.
Movies about acrimony between mothers and daughters are a dime a dozen. But it's difficult to find one about the tensions between fathers and sons.
| Original Score: 4/4
A unique documentary -- part wounded meditation on the fractured state of the American family, part ruminative study of the power of the forgotten art that is architecture.
| Original Score: B
My Architect is an unusual and compelling documentary about Louis I Kahn, an unconventional visionary and mysterious man.
how odd that two independent filmmakers have both attempted to reconnect with an absentee father who was a prominent architect via a documentary within two years!