Named after the Jaques Tati film, Playtime is a bi-annual journal and an ongoing blog that takes an insightful, humorous, and personal deep-dive into the world of film.
Each issue takes on a different theme and includes reviews, anecdotes, editorial, illustration and photography.
'Issue 3: Road
Films featured include Alice In The Cities, Kings of the Road, Ida, Victoria, A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence, Big Sur, The Favourite, Shoplifters, Wildlife, The Truman Show and many more!
“What’s your road, man? - holyboy road, madman road, rainbow road, guppy road, any road. It’s an anywhere road for anybody anyhow. Where body how?”
Despite the semi-gibberish that Jack Kerouac wrote in the original scroll for his freewheeling novel On The Road, he does introduce this issue of Playtime rather nicely.
On your own peruse through the pages of Playtime you will find writing, art and photography from many talented people that I have had the pleasure of working with. There is Katy Thompson, the Flaneuse, treading the streets of a certain night in Berlin;
Suzanne Hunt, who ponders the unusual life of Ida and colours these pages with some delightful lino prints;
Lucy Rehill, who finds some paths less trodden at the top of a mountain;
Edwin Gilson, who reaches the end of the road with ol’ Kerouac and wonders, what now?
Isaac Emmerson, who takes a stroll through the grandiloquent gardens of historical revisionism; and Benjy Taylor and Helen Ganya Brown who offer their thoughts on some of the most poignant images ever put to screen in our recurring feature: Fragments of Film.'
- Joseph Gilson, Playtime.