'Black Mirror' meets HGTV, and a new genre, home design horror, is born

In Jacques Tati's 1958 film, Mon Oncle, modernism bites back. The Arpels-mom, dad, son, dog-live in an up-to-date villa on an up-to-date suburban street. Monsieur Arpel commutes to his job at a plastics factory in an up-to-date automobile. Madame Arpel cooks with buttons and sprays (and yet still has to spend much of her time dusting).

Leo Shaw

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