Reviews

Radiant City

Kris Rothstein

The Canadian director Gary Burns’s take on the urban and suburban condition has always been fictional, until now. Burns teams up with Jim Brown to tackle life in the cul de sac in Radiant City, a film that combines commentary on design, culture and planning with the story of one family who have embraced the malls, wide roads and neat lawns of suburbia. The film concludes with an unexpected twist, prompting a thorough re-examination of stereotypes and the points where real and fake intersect.

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