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2 years ago | Film and TV
Volf supports his interpretation of Callas’ personality with sound bites from her understandably guarded televised appearances, all of which devolve into terse discussions about her years-long romance with Onassis (before and after his marriage to...
The frustrating doc Maria by Callas reduces Greek-American opera diva Maria Callas to a misunderstood celebrity who devoted herself to a calling and a lover that never gave as much to her as she did to...
With the gruesome 22 July, Paul Greengrass, that expert in making art from recent historical violence, reduces the terrorist attacks that rocked Norway in 2011 to a crass movie parable: Here's the everyman who overcomes considerable pain...
The makers of the gossipy biographical doc Kusama: Infinity suggest that their troubled 89-year-old subject is a social-climbing victim who also happens to be a pioneering artist. In the film, a shallow appraisal of the life and art of the...
The decision to cast -- and keep the camera pointed at -- magnetic leading man Vincent
Cassel is the most novel aspect of the otherwise staid French biopic Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti.
It’s a Lust for Life-like period...
The tonally berserk Western-comedy hybrid Damsel often suggests a Wes Anderson-directed acid Western, only without Anderson's knack for sad-sack jokes about macho pride or the acid Western's typically spiritual consideration of white guys'...