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Visitors is visually sumptuous, luxurious, like a club-class airline seat

Godfrey Reggio's bold and brilliant Koyaanisqatsi in 1982, and its sequels, offered us a sensuous, non-narrative trance experience, and Reggio found his ideas and visual language being pinched by the larcenous creatives of the ad industry. Now he has returned with a film that has some gorgeous images, but a touch of self-pastiche. Visitors is visually sumptuous, luxurious, like a club-class airline seat, but I wonder about that Philip Glass score, in all its familiar relentlessness. I even heretically wonder if Reggio might even have been influenced a little by all those Nike-like ads that he inspired. Visitors is composed chiefly of slo-mo shots of faces staring directly into the camera, their eerily slow blinks being the sole perceptible movement. They are evidently watching TV or a video game, though we don't hear that we get the Glass score. At one stage, »

- Peter Bradshaw

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