Wonder Woman

July 6, 2017

Deftly directed by Patty Jenkins, this DC Comics installment could use at least half an hour less of fights and a little more feminism. Having said this, and considering it’s a superhero franchise, it’s quite enjoyable. It is the rare movie with a good second act, and that is because we get to see Diana […]

Tim Burton’s Big Eyes

January 6, 2015

Director Tim Burton’s Big Eyes is more conventional than his usual whimsical productions. Yet it is a highly unsettling movie about the bizarre real life story of wannabe artist Keane and his wife Margaret Ulbrich, who painted portraits of children with humongous eyes that became popular to everyone with bad taste in the late 60s. Big […]

Why Movies About Artists Suck

August 9, 2012

How many movies about visual artists have you ever seen that are not a total drag? Like most biopics, the lives of famous artists, whether painters, writers or composers, are usually not as dramatic and interesting as the lives and work of the artists themselves. Watching someone paint, write or compose music is like watching paint […]

Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry

August 8, 2012

This is an excellent documentary by young filmmaker Alison Klayman, about Ai Wei Wei, artist, activist and giant thorn on the side of the Chinese government. It shows how a smart conceptual thinker like Ai is exploiting the capabilities of technology, namely twitter and the internet, to try to shift the balance of power from […]

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