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Blu-ray Review: 'Next of Kin' (rerelease)

21 June 2013 3:54 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan has explored a wealth of recurring motifs throughout his career thus far. These include repeated inspections of identity, performance and voyeurism amidst wider contexts such as familial anxiety and immigration. The first flex of his distinct voice can be found in his more than capable feature debut, Next of Kin (1984), which is now rereleased on UK DVD and Blu-ray courtesy of Artificial Eye. In little over an hour he manages to address many of the elements that would define his later work and create a compelling piece of cinema, though it will not be to all tastes.

Renowned for his dispassionate characters, his first protagonist was a prime example. Peter (Patrick Tierney) is a young man emotionally disconnected from his endlessly arguing parents and without any direction in life. Having developed a coping mechanism in which he pretends to be other people, said folks attempt to »

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