Derek Reviews

January 27, 2014
Brilliantly serves as a touristy tour into the gay and avant-garde world of Brit cinema.
November 17, 2011
July 14, 2010
Strikes a moody and atmospheric tone that's perfectly suited to Swinton's somnolent voiceover. And a wealth of imagery makes it worth seeking out
July 22, 2009
This homage to one of the world's most creative, impassioned artists paints a fascinating portrait of Derek Jarman's life through the filmmaker's most extensive on-camera interview and a letter of retrospection written and read by long-time collaborator a
October 18, 2008
They're interesting tales lovingly rendered.
June 13, 2008
This fragmentary portrait of the British filmmaker, painter, set designer and writer Derek Jarman, is a cinematic scrapbook of the life and times of an iconoclast, aesthete and provocateur.
June 11, 2008
In Derek, Isaac Julien evokes the graphically complex style of Derek Jarman's radical filmmaking to commemorate the tensions and tangled ambitions of a modern, politically aware gay artist.
June 9, 2008
An earnest ode to an outlaw artist, Derek lovingly but unadventurously documents the life and art of the late British filmmaker Derek Jarman.