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Urbanscapes (2005)

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The tragically beautiful visuals of decayed urban areas are juxtaposed with the heart-wrenching stories of where some of America's most prosperous areas went wrong in this 2006 documentary. Co-directed by husband and wife filmmakers Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo, Urbanscapes focuses its attention on rundown parts of Detroit, Newark, New York and Chicago.
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NR
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Documentary , Special Interest
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

Occasionally undercuts its own purpose by offering harshly minimalist, meticulously framed images -- underscored by everything from Mozart and Bach to Eminem and Motown -- that achieve, almost perversely, a stark, stripped-to-essentials splendor.

Full Review… | July 11, 2006
Variety
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The documentary Urbanscapes plants a camera in neighborhoods gone to seed, cultivating a bittersweet portrait of American ruin.

July 7, 2006
New York Times
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Urbanscapes analyzes urban blight as a recurring phenomenon, with economic, social, and moral dimensions.

July 7, 2006
Village Voice
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The directors compromise a subtle and clever argument with a tacked-on discussion of the collapse of the Twin Towers.

Full Review… | October 21, 2006
Slant Magazine

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