London: The Modern Babylon (2012)

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Julien Temple's decades-spanning personal look at the history of his hometown, London.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for London: The Modern Babylon

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

T.S. Eliot and William Blake have their say, and a pigeon-capturing lady on the streets gets more screen time than Lady Diana. But this is no crazy quilt.

Full Review… | May 28, 2013
Village Voice
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Temple's fragmented approach bespeaks the very nature of the place he's celebrating. For it seems that only through these wide variety of elements, these individual building blocks making a whole, that we can really get a sense of this remarkable city.

Full Review… | December 28, 2012
ScreenAnarchy

A distinct sort of time travelogue of the city's rougher patches ... the kind of doc that scores the suffragette movement to "Oh Bondage Up Yours!" by X-Ray Spex.

Full Review… | September 19, 2012

A movie to cherish.

Full Review… | August 5, 2012
Observer (UK)

A dizzying collage of all the changes in London's social and architectural fabric since light was first trained through celluloid.

Full Review… | August 3, 2012
Daily Telegraph (UK)

A very heady experience.

Full Review… | August 2, 2012

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