New in Theaters:
How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?
The ability to conjure art out of massive edifices has something to do with the reverence many hold for our world’s top architects. It could also be that most of the buildings the average person walks past or finds themselves inside on a daily basis don’t have much to recommend it. Whereas the moment that you come across a structure that cuts through the air in a way that snaps your head back or causes a flutter of awe is so rare that the people who made such a thing happen can seem like modern-day magicians. It’s that sense of being in the presence of greatness which both animates and stultifies this glinting bauble of a documentary about architect Norman Foster…
How Much Does… is playing now in extremely limited release. You can read my full review at filmcritic.com.