Robinson in Ruins

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The third installment of Keiller's "Robinson" trilogy finds Robinson wandering through the English countryside, wondering aloud whether the failures of late capitalism in the UK can be explained by the flora and detritus he passes. Keiller's materialist approach yields ravishing results, affirming his status as a serious thinker with a knack for finding the "moving wind in the trees". As with London and Robinson In Space, the titular protagonist's philosophical musings remain a constant, guiding the viewer's attention to the manifold histories hidden within each object he encounters. -- (C) Anthology


Critic Reviews for Robinson in Ruins

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  • An exaltation of life counters the intimations of extinction, trumping the polemical despair.

    Jan 11, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The results are both enlightening and enervating.

    Jan 10, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Keith Uhlich

    Time Out
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  • Perhaps it is all a little recondite, but there are moments of austere visual poetry...

    Nov 18, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • As compared to the intensive wandering of the first two films, Ruins is characterized by a kind of stillness, emphasized by an almost musical structure in terms of its visuals.

    Nov 27, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Not only is this elegiac work filled with paradoxical hope for humanity's future, it's also an encouraging sign of life-an indication of the robust health of documentary art

    Nov 7, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Not your everyday fare. A Marxist documentary assault on Tory-inspired rot in Britain. Hopefully it will inspire young American filmmakers to go after our own filthy rich.

    Jan 14, 2012 | Full Review…

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