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Derek Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 27, 2014
Brilliantly serves as a touristy tour into the gay and avant-garde world of Brit cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 18, 2008
They're interesting tales lovingly rendered.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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