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Well, you found me out, I'm bit of a Art Nerd and this is a compilation of some of my Art Films Reviews. It started with some notes and comments I put on my I-phone's notes. Then it turned into a unchecked obsession. I really do love Art History, Art Films or Artist's Stories. Some are true, some are clearly not. If this genre interest you, then I hope you might find a gem
of a title you might want to check out.
Eric Eli Olivarez
UPCOMMING MOVIE REVIEWS
E-mail me if you have a art film that you would my review on.
* For No Good Reason 2013 * BLURRED LINES
* SERAPHINE 2009 * THE ARTIST IS PRESENT
* THE ART OF MAKING IT * ARTEHOLIC
* AI WEIWEI, NEVER SORRY
THE ART OF THE STEAL 9 -10
A COLLECTION SO BIG NO ONE COULD AFFORD TO BUY IT. SO THE BIGGEST HEIST IN THE 21 CENTURY TOOK PLACE RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR EYES. DR ALBERT C. BARNES MASSED THE MOST IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF ART IN AMERICA. HE DID NOT WANT IT TO LOAN, SOLD, OR SEPERATED SO HE MADE A IRON TIGHT WILL THAT WILL PREVENT THE WOLVES FROM PHILADELPHIA AWAY FOREVER. A CONSPIRACY OF MASS
PORPORTION OVER SEVERAL YEARS TO CHIP AWAY AT A DEAD MANS LAST WISH. THIS IS A AMAZING DOCUMENTARY. IT WAS A SLOW MOVING CHESS GAME, MOVING ALL THE
PIECES TO GET THE KING, KING SIZE COLLECTION. A LOOK INTO THE WINDOW OF A TRUE ART COLLECTOR. A CAUTIOUS TALE OF YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU...
FACTORY GIRL 9-10
AN AMAZING LOOK INTO THE MUSE AND SIDE INSPIRATION OF AN ARTIST ANDY WARHOL. BEAUTIFULLY PORTRAYED, THE GILDED BIRD CAGE OF EDIE SEDGWICK AND THE CLEVERNESS OF ANDY WARHOL SHOWS THE TROUBLE RELATIONSHIP OF THESE TWO ART LOVERS. THERE ARE SEVERAL SCANDALOUS REVELATIONS THAT THE MOVIE CAN FOLLOW, BUT THE MOVIE DOSEN'T. LIKE A DRUNKEN BLURR, THEY ARE ASKEW AND LEFT ABANDON LIKE EDIE CHARACTER. IT INTERESTING TO WATCH PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO WORRIES HAVE SO MANY PROBLEMS. GREAT CAMERA WORK, FEELS LIKE THE 60'S AND YET SUPERFICAL. A GREAT STORY OF A POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL.
ART MACHINE 7-10
JUST WHEN THIS YOUNG PRIODGY NEEDS FOR HIM AND HIS ART TO GROW UP, HE CONVIENCELY FINDS A TO COOL TALKING, BOHEMIAN, STREET SMART, ART GIRL WHO’S AGAINST BIG ART THE REAL WAY TO MAKE ART. CUT AND PRINT MOVIE ENDS. INTERESTING PARTY, NO ONE PLANED IT YET THEY HAVE A LIVE BAND , FULLY STOCKED IN PARTY SUPPLIES AND ENOUGH SEATING FOR EVERYONE. HUH WHO PAID FOR THIS WHERE ARE THESE BIG LOFT PLACES NO ONE PAYS RENT IN? AND OF COURSE THE LOVE INTEREST IS A “TROUBLED“ GIRL WITH LAYERS WHO HAS ALL THIS PAST PROBLEMS YET TALKS LIKE A HARVARD GRAD. THREE THINGS I LIKED ABOUT THIS MOVIE, ONE I ALSO KINDA OF FREAK OUT WHEN I’AM WATCHING THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL AND THEY TALK ABOUT THE UNIVERSE. LOVE STOREIES DONT ALWAYS HAVE HAPPY ENDINGS AND DON’T PLAY WITH MATCHES.
THE BEST OFFER 6 -10
From the beggining this film is brilliantly curioise. Mr Oldman is the best of what he does and is set himself in his high tower. During the course of the movie you find that he is also some what of a slight of hand artist and when he meets a young woman who put herself in her own high tower. You dont know if Mr Oldman will be her knight in shining armor or his conquest. I was never quiet sure if he was going to take advantage of her ,one sign that kept me wondering was never letting her know about the automaton. She seems to turn around her condition a little to fast and, that set off my suspicion of this already mysterious woman and why Mr. Brown dosent see it. The twist is some what predictable because of this and the film could of end there. But for some reason we get a little peek of Mr Brown falling apart of what has happend to him. Now at the point at the very end I already could of imagine what state he would end up in. This very last part would of interest me more if it was a real person but I like I didn’t need to see it.
CHUCK CLOSE 4-10
An Up close look at the intrigride patterns Chuck uses to make a pixel on his painting. The documentary starts off very low key, as chuck is being assisted taking photos of himself for his portrait. Its very nonchalant. And its propably how I would descirbe his work. It feels like he has is own style which I admire, but then the finish product looks very average. I felt like throwing a lighting bolt at him to reengize him. But i do like how he talks about the past and his work and describe the art mood at that particuliar time in history. It feels like a causual conversatoin with a distant uncle.
DREW THE MAN BEHIND THE POSTER 8-10
DREW STRUZAN IS A WORKING ARTIST WHO IS BEHIND THE GREAT FILMMAKERS VISION TO PRINT. LUCAS, GUILLERMO DEL TORRO, SPIELBERG ALL GIVE THEIR CREDITS TO THIS REALLY REALLY HARD WORKER. HE SEEMS TO HAVE THE TALENT AND THE SKILL AND A GOOD SENSE OF GETTING SOMEONE ELSES IDEAS AND PUTTING ALL TOGETHER BUT SOMETHING IS MISSING. I GUESS YOU SPEND SO MUCH TIME PAINTING WHAT PEOPLE WANT YOU LOSE YOUR ORINGINALITY. HIS STYLE NORMAN ROCKWELL MEETS FRANK FRAZETTA ISN’T NEW BUT VIVED AND EVERLASTING. THEIR IS A EMERGING UNDERGROUND MOVEMENT OF CREATING MOVIE POSTERS AND SOME OF THEM LIKE MANDO DO A GREAT REMAKE. THERE WAS A STORY THAT I WANTED THEM TO ELEBORATE ON WHERE HIS EMPLOYER WITH HOLD 100 ILLUSTRATIONS AND THEN MANY LATERS TRY TO AUCTION THEM OFF. HIS EMPLOYER THEN DIES ON THE STRESS OF BEING SUED AND A GREAT STORY ON HOW A ARTIST NOT GETTING CHEATED AND HIS ARTWORK COMING BACK TO HIM. PHOTO REALISM TO ME IS TIME CONSUMING AND SHOULD BE WHAT EVERY SHOULD STRIVE FOR AS A STUDY, BUT PHOTO REALISM IS JUST A STEP DOWN FROM A PHOTO. BUT WHAT SAVE HIM IS THAT HE RETIRES FROM THE BUSSINESS TO STOP TAKE ORDERS AND BECOME HIS OWN ARTIST AND PAINT WHATEVER HE WANTS AND SETS HIMSELF FREE.
THE GATES 4- 10
The Gates made by Christo Javacheff and I think his wife Jeanne-Claude is a struggle to get a large art project installed in Central Park for decades. They get alot of criticism form the cost to the way the look to why. But when they finally unveil the piece there is alot of excitement then alot of nothing. Everyone made a big deal for no reason.
Cutie and the Boxer 6-10
Ushio and Noriko Shinohara a Japanese couple that moved to New York to pursue their art careers and live their lives. This shows the struggling personal working relationship of this couple from their next payday to a clutter studio apartment to the very serious issues that they seem to ignore but can make them explode at any moment. Ushio Shinoshara work is some what well know in the art world but I feel its never really hit when he was hot and now feels like himself getting old. Norkio work is traditional but really really personal and is always in the shadow of her husband work. Ushio is more concern on the process of how to make his artwork than really developiong his own technique and style. You see he starts off with him in Japan creating his imitation of Pop Art that is fresh and new there but when he gets to New York find that he way behind the curve with the oringinators of American Pop Art at the lead. He then takes a page from Jackson Pollack and punches paint into canvas in Action Painting. He is all over the place and never is cohesive or developes his own style and that shows up in his smaller statues that are messy and colorfull and resemble Rat Fink. Noriko drawing are very personal and tells the story of two characters of Cutie and Bullie and their sometimes STORMY and sometimes heartbreaking relationship. What i like the most of this film was it shows you there day to day interactions and then flashbacks to the past as them as themselves.
ED HARDY TATTOO THE WORLD 4-10
DONALD EDWARD TALBOT HARDY IS THE QUINTESSENTIAL OLD SCHOOL ARTIST. I LOVE HIS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FIFFTIES STYLE. HE DISCRIBES HOW ART IS EMERGING IN THE FIFTHIES TIME PERIOD AND AS A TEENAGER BEING HEAVY INFLUENCE BY IT. ED HARDY IS SURPRISINGLY A CLASSICLY TRAINED ARTIST AND IS VERY KNOWAGLEABLE DUDE EVEN THOUGH HE LOOKS LIKES EVERYONES GRANDPA. OF COURSE THEY TALK ABOUT THE EMERGING OF TATTOOS IN AMERICA AND OTHERS LIKE SAILOR JERRY AND HOW HE MET HIS WIFE. JUST A GOOD DOCUMENTARY ON A COMING OF AGE AND A COMING OF ART. HE MENTIONS THAT HE TRIES TO GET BACK INTO PAINTING BUT HE IS ALWAYS LABEL AS A TATTOO ARTIST. HARDY ART WORK IS CLASSIC BUT YOU CAN GET DESENSITIZE TO SEEING IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN. HE DIDN’T LEARN THE LESSON OF BEING OVEREXPOSED, HE SHOULD OF REALIZE THAT WHEN COMPANIES MADE ED HARDY CAR AIR FRESHNERS. IT WAS A NO THRILLS RIDE AND ENDS THE SAME WAY.
FOR SOME REASON SOMERWHERE ALONG ED HARDY COMMERCIALIZATION THERE IS KINDA OF A BACKLASH ON HIS CLOTHING LINE. MAYBE BECAUSE A BUNCH OF DOUCHES ALL DECIDE TO START WEARING HIS CLOTHES. HATE THE BRAND BUT LOVE THE MAN HE HIS DEFINETLY A COOL KAT.
CAMILE CLAUDEL 1915 6-10
THIS FILM IS VERY GRAY AND LONELY AND YOUR GIVEN A GLIMPS OF MADEMOISELL CLAUDEL AS SHE WENT THROUGH AFTER BEING LABEL AS A SCHIZONPHRENIC. THE FILM LEAVES YOU IN THE DARK ON A LOT OF HISTORICAL FACTS SO IT SEEMS LESS INTERESTING. I LEARNED MORE FROM WIKIPEDIA ABOUT THE SCULPTOR AND WHAT IS GOING ON THAN THE FILM DID. JULIET BINOCHE IS A GREAT ACTOR AND SHE BRING THE ROLE TO LIFE AS SHE GOES THROUGH THIS MISERY AND BRINGS YOU ALONG AS COMPANY. THEY MAKE YOU BELIEVE THAT BEING A GENIUS ARTIST HAS SOME CONSEQUENCES AND GOING MAD IS ONE OF THEM.
KAZIAH The Goat Woman 8-10
Kaziah Hancock is a very eccentric woman with a very interested story. This documentary just hints of the hurt in her life. She is so passionate about what she does, she breaks down crying in this documentary. This artist has truly lives through her art. Even though this film doesen't give you the entire story, you get enough to know where she is coming from. Her art is some what average, but it’s the story behind them and her story that brings them to life and you can really appreciated them. I wanted to know more, but this film was so short. Very inspiring to other artist and very patriotic.
Mona Lisa is Missing 8-10
A great little tale of Vincenzo Peruggia an Italian craftsman who stole the Mona Lisa in 1911 and kept it for 2 years. At first the film conjures up in my head a true art lover of a lonely man who fell in love with the Mona Lisa at first sight and who would sing and have candle light dinners with the painting every night. But as odd at that seems the true story isn’t that far off. Its quirky and a great tale. It a great history note of the painting. Its also the story of the director and his wanting to know more of this tale. So the storyteller insert himself in the story, which I wasn’t all to much of a fan of. But in doing so, he redeems the Peruggia family and Vincenzo gets to leave his mark in this world.
Levitated Mass: The Story of Michael Heizer’s Monolithic Sculpture 6 - 10
A documentary about the logistics of moving a boulder from one side of California to the other. Whats impressive with Heizers work is the scale. The use of Negative Space is monumental. It took me back the first time I hiked up a mountain and looked down in the valley., Nature is impressive and it puts things into perspective. I believe what Heizers work is trying of convey. This documentary merely show peoples reaction to seeing something unusal on this scale move through there streets. But The hidden message is that people can still dream and people can still bring those goals to life.
Tim's Vermeer 8-10
A great Documentary on Tim Jenison a Texas millionaire who has a desire to solve a little mystery that has eluded art historians. Its not some grandiose mystery but it’s enough that when people talk about it in these social circles it makes there voice go up a few decibels. And if feels like Mr Jenison was talking about this subject in these circles and ended up saying. Well I’m going to find out by building the dam thing. You slowly get caught up with his little idea and then all of sudden your full blown on the edge of your seat nitpicking along with him through every little detail. It’s a good off the trail journey only Mr Jenison could take us on. Your there with him at the conception of the idea, the tired lonely brush strokes, the mis painting, and finally the glory of standing back and looking at your accomplishment by hanging your painting on the wall.
It made me think of that saying “Enjoy the Little Things in Life, for someday you will realize, they were the big things.
Renoir 4- 10
A movie about the twilight years of Pierre-Auguste Renoir who was one of the leaders of the Impressionist movement. The story plays around the artist which I would of preferred be about Monsieur Renoir. The movie dosen’t show case the most important time of his life nor when he was younger and becoming an artist. But it’s about when he was a old man and his health if failing him. Which brings this very gloomy feeling about the film. Your feel sad and already count like three times you think he might of passed away only to be slightly relieved he hasen’t gone yet. For a blooming love story about two French young people it feels very dull and non passionate. There is a genuine moment when Deedee is washing Renoir hands, there is a slight moment where they glance at each other. Renoir then looks down and away and says “too early too late”. As if to say that he has feeling for her, but his time is now coming to an end. She then lays her head on his chest. An impression of a lifetime long ago.
My Kid Can Paint That. 5 - 10
It starts off as a curiousity, then A lot of the documentary spends time examining if this particular case is somewhat constructed. Then it spends a lot of time asking if this is modern and abstract art, or if it is actual art. The conversation gets dull with everyone examining if this is the work a four year old child that puts paint on canvas like a grown up. Or if a grown up is putting paint on a canvas like a four year old child. The twist takes you from a heart warming story to an exposé.
I liked the song at the end,, when I paint my masterpiece but the movie should of a less than 60 minutes.
KIRBY AT WAR 2017 7 - 10
AS SOMEONE WHO KNOWS ABOUT JACK KIRBY AND REALLY LOVE THE ARTIST AND SUBJECT MATTER, THIS FILM DOES A GOOD JOB OF RELAYING THE STORY. IT IS ALMOST THERE, IT ALMOST GOT THE FULL RECOGNITION HE TRULY DESERVES. BUT, I STILL THINK THAT A MORE PASSIONATE DIRECTOR COULD OF TAKEN IT OVER THE TOP. BUT IT JUST DIDN'T REACH ITS PINNACLE MOMENT. IT SHOW THE LIFE STORY OF THE KING OF COMICS JACK KIRBY AND HIS TIME AT WAR. YOU CAN SEE HOW HIS TIME AT WAR, REFLECTS IN HIS ART. KUDOS FOR THIS STORY.
BEAUTY IS EMBRASSING 2012 8-10
EXACTLLY WHAT YOU WANT OUT OF ARTIST DOCUMENTARY. THIS TELLS THE STORY AND ART OF THE ECCENTRIC WAYNE WHITE. I LEARN SO MUCH FROM HIS LIFE, CAREER AND ART. I REALLY GOT MORE THAN I EXPECTED, AND IT MADE MY SMILE AND HAPPY.
WAYNE IS GREAT AND I WISH WE ALL HAVE ART JOURNEYS LIKE HE HAS. HE MAKES ART FUN AND OUTSIDER. THERE IS NO LIMIT TO HIS HUMOR AND ART MATERALS, EVERYTHING IS GAME. IT SO BEAUTIFUL IT HURTS MY FEELINGS. GREAT FILM ! ! !
POLLOCK 2000 7-10
TORTURED, ALCOHOLIC STARVING ARTIST AND THAT WAS JUST ED HARRIS. ED HARRIS REALLY DID AN AMAZING JOB, BUT I WASN'T SURPRISED OF THE ARTIST JACKSON POLLLOCK. IT ALMOST SEEMED LIKE THE STANDARD ARTIST STORY, AND EVEN THOUGH ALOT OF PASSION WENT INTO THE FILM IT FELL SHORT. JACKSON POLLOCK LIFE FEELS, LIKE WE ALL SEEN THIS MOVIE. CLASSIC, BOLD AND MAD.
BASQUIAT 1996 7-10
TORTURED, DRUGED, STARVING ARTIST STORY AGAIN. JEFFERY WRIGHT DID AN AMAZING JOB PORTRAYING WHAT WE ALL THINK THE PUBLIC IMAGE OF BASQUIAT IS. BUT THIS MOVIE FAILED TO SHOW THE ACTUAL BASQUIAT, WHO WAS TACTICAL OF HIS IMAGE AND OF HIS PUBLIC PERSONAL. THE REAL BASQUIAT WAS NOT SHY ,NAIVE, SIMPLE ARTIST. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE REAL JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT. I WAS SURPRISED THAT THE FILM DID SHOW HIS DRUG HABIT AND MANY OF HIS TROUBLES.
EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP 2010 8-10
A GREAT FILM ABOUT STREET ART AND SUPPOSLY THE ARTIST KNOWN AS BANKSY. THE MOVIE THEN TAKES A SHARP TURN WHEN THE DIRECTOR MR. BRAINWASH BECOME THE CENTER ATTENTION.
THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF 2020 9 -10
A POWERFULL FILM IN ANY GENRE. I WAS SHOCKED AS THIS PAINTER TRAVERSES THROUGH THE THIEF OF HER TWO PAINTING, OPENING DOORS THAT COULD LEAD TO A SCARY PLACE. ONE OF THOSE SCARY PLACES LEADS TO ONE OF THE THIEFS, HARD LIFE AS A DRUG ADDICTED. YOU WORRY FOR THE ARTIST BORBORA KYSILKOVA AS SHE SEARCHS FOR MEANING OF WHY THESE TWO STOLE HER ARTWORK, BUT ITS MUCH MORE THAN THAT, AS SHE IS SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING ELSE PERSONALLY. ITS HEARTBREAKING TWO FOR THE ARTIST AND THE THIEF. AT TIMES, YOU WANT TO FEEL HATE FOR THE THIEF, BUT YOU SYMPATHIZE FOR HIS ADDICTION AND HIS CHOICES. A GREAT FILM OF ITS ALWAYS DARKEST BEFORE THE DAWN.
BANKSY MOST WANTED 2022 6 -10
A GREAT FILM ABOUT THE ART WORK OF THE ELUSIVE ARTIST KNOWN AS BANKSY. THIS IS NOT A FILM THAT INVOLVES BANKSY HIMSELF, UNLIKE EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP. ITS A THIRD PERSON TELLING OF HIS MISCHIEVOUS ANTICS AS A SOCIAL JUSTICE ENTREPRENEUR. I LOVE THE LONDON SOTHEBY INCIDENT, WISH THERE WAS MORE INSIGHT, BUT OF COURSE THERE ISN'T. I BELIEVE THAT A STUDENT REPORTER DID FIND THE IDENTITY OF BANKSY, BUT IT WASN'T DONE IN A JFK CONSPIRACY UNTELLING, SO IT REALLY MISSED ITS MARK, SORRY NO PUN INTENDED. MOST ARE STORIES OF STUFF WE ALREADY KNEW ABOUT, BUT ITS GREAT STORIES TO HEAR ABOUT. OVERALL A GREAT NARRARATION OF BANKSY WORK SO FAR.
PAINTERS PAINTINGS 1972 4 -10
THIS IS A COLLECTION OF FOOTAGE OF WELL KNOW PAINTERS IN NEW YORK ART WORLD FROM 1940 THROUGH 1970'S. YOU GET LOST IN THE FILM BECUASE THRE IS NO DIRECTION. ITS A GREAT RESOURCE AND INTERESTING AS ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE. BUT ITS GETS DULL, LIKE WATCHING PAINT DRY. IF YOUR ARE AN ART NERD, ITS A MUST SEE, AND YOU'LL GET A KICK OUT OF IT, BUT ITS AS A DRY AS A NUN'S...
ANDY WARHOL DIARIES 2022 9 -10
EXACTLY WHAT ANY ART NERD WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ANDY WARHOL. IT WAS A GREAT TIME LINE OF ANDYS WORK AND ALSO A DEEPLY INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF WARHOL'S PERSONAL LIFE. IT WAS A LONG SIX EPISODE DOCUMENTARY BUT I WAS RIVETING TO WATCH. THIS SHOULD BE WATCH IN EVERY ART CLASS. THIS IS THE ABSOLUTELY CONCLUSIVE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ANDREW WARHOLA.
BOB ROSS HAPPY ACCIDENTS BETRAYAL & GREED 2021 8 -10
A GREAT WALK THROUGH MEMORY LANE OF THE HAPPY LITTLE PAINTER, THAT WAS
MY INTRODUCTION TO ART WHEN I WAS A LITTLE KID. I STAYED GLUED TO THE SCREEN JUST LIKE I DID BACK THEN. THE MOOD STARTS TO CHANGE AS YOU SEE THE AFTERMATH OF WHEN BOB ROSS PASSES AWAY. IT JUST A SHAME, AND IT COULDN'T
OF HAPPEN TO A BETTER GUY. IT MADE ME MAD, AND I COULDN'T ENJOY THE ART OF PAINTING LIKE YOU WANTED, BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHO IS PROFITING FROM IT.
THE DEATH OF SALVADOR DALI 2005 10 -10
AN AMAZING DREAM LIKE SURREAL FANTASY THAT IS THE DEATH OF SALVADOR DALI.
I JUST DIDN'T KNOW WHERE IT WAS GOING, AND WAS COMPLETELY GOING INSANE.
PERFECTLY EDITED AND PICTURE PERFECT WITH GREAT ACTING. THIS IS AN AMAZING DREAM LIKE SURREAL FANTASY THAT IS THE DEATH OF SALVADOR DALI. OHH WAIT I ALREADY SAID THAT.
BIG EYES 2014 5 -10
A GREAT BIG FISH STYLE STORY OF PAINTER MARGARET KEANE AND HER BIG EYE PAINTINGS. FOR SOMEONE WHO IS WILLING TO FOLLOW HER DREAMS BY PAINTING BIG EYE CHILDREN AS A STRUGGLING ARTIST WAS SURPRISED SHE "GAVE UP" HER ART WHEN THE BIG EYE PAINTING BECAME A SUCCESS. MAYBE THE LURE OF MONEY, FEAR OR BEING SWINDLE BY HER CON-ARTIST HUSBAND HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT BUT, 10 YEARS SEEMED ALOT TO GIVE UP THE NAME OF OWNERSHIP OF YOUR ART. DISAPPOINTED, OF THE ARCH OF MOVIE. I LOVE THE STORY OF BIG EYES AS EYES BEING THE WINDOWS TO THE SOUL AND AS A CHILD SHE HAD A CONDITION WEAR SHE COULDN'T HEAR AND HAD TO RELY ON PEOPLES EYES TO READ THEM. MARGARET KEANE IS PROBABLY THE FOUNDER OF ALOT OF POP-SURREAL PAINTING TODAY. I IMAGINE THAT TODAYS POP-SURREALIST PAINTERS WERE INFLUENCE BY THESE BIG EYE CHILDREN, BECAUSE I STILL THEM TODAY. ITS SAD THIS LIE, DEFINED HER ART CAREER, AND WOULD OF LOVE A DEEP DIVE FOREST GUMP STYLE OF BIG EYE PAINTING BACKSTORY INSTEAD A BRIEF EXPLANATION WHEN MEETING HER HUSBAND.
SKY LADDER: THE ART OF CAI GUO-QIANG 2016 7 -10
VISUALLY EXPLOSIVE, I LOVE THE PACING OF THIS MOVIE AS YOU TAKEN ON A HISTORIC PATH OF CAI GUO-QIANG LIFE, CHINA AND HIS ART. LEADING UP TO WHAT WILL DEFINE HIS ARTWORK THE SKY LADDER. HOW HE GOT THE IDEA TO CREATE THESE MOMENTS IN TIME ARTWORK IS DEEPLY PERSONAL AND IT SEEMS LIKE HE DOSENT REALIZE IT, STANDING SO CLOSE, BUT AS A VIEWER LOOKING IN, YOU GET IT.
EVERY MOMENT YOU HAVE TO APPRECIATE IT, BECAUSE LIKE HIS ARTWORK, IT WILL BE GONE. GREAT STORY, BIOGRAPHY AND PURSUIT OF HIS DREAM, AND EVEN THE CULTURAL DIFFERENCE KEPT ME WATCHING.
L.A. ORIGINALS 2020 9 - 10
PURE OLD SCHOOL COOL. THE STORY OF MISTER CARTOON & ESTEVAN ORIOL THE CHICANO DAVINCIS RISE TO FAME AND INFAMY. I WAS REALLY AMAZED OF ALL THE CELEBRITY SHOUT OUTS, IT WAS FORTUNATE THAT THERE SEEM TO BE A CAMERA ROLLING THROUGH THERE PARTY DAYS. A GREAT FRIENDSHIP AND LOOK IN A SEVERAL SUB-CULTURES IN AMERICA. BUT THE ART IS AMAZING FROM LOWRIDERS TO TATTOOS THIS MOVIE ENCOMPASSES ALOT OF MUSIC, ART IN POP CULTURE TODAY. I ALSO ENJOY THE PERSONAL LOOKS INTO BOTH OF THESE ARTIST LIVES. IT CERTAINLY WAS NOT EASY GROWIN UP IN TIME AND PLACE. GREAT ART WITH NO LIMITS.
GIRL WITH PEARL EARRING 7 - 10
THIS IS A FICTIONAL STORY FROM THE BOOK INSPIRED BY THE PAINTING BY DUTCH MASTER JOHANNES VERMEER. ITS A GREAT FILM AND IT SHOW THE PLACES PEOPEL GO IN THE MIND WHEN THEY ARE ENCHANTED BY A PAINTING, I FIGURE THIS IS WHAT AUTHOR TRACY CHEVALIER THOUGHT OF, WHEN SHE GLANCED AT A VERMEER. AN INSTANT CLASSIC WITH GREAT LIGHTING WITH CINMATOGRAPHY. THE STORY IS SLOW MOVING AND THE CHARACTERS AREN'T WELL DEVELOPE, BUT I DID LIKE THE ATTENTION TO DETAILS AND THE STILLNESS OF SCENES. AMAZING ACTING AND I WISH THEY SPENT MORE TIME UNRAVELING VERMEER THE TRUE ARTIST.
AMERICAN SPLENDOR 2003 8 - 10
LOVE IS THE DEVIL 1998
GENIUS PICASSO 2018 8 -10
The most comprehensive autobiographical source of the one and only Pablo Picasso. This was a very good "long" mini-series of the artist. Art Nerds will enjoy almost the fine details of his life. I don't think they left anything out. This is the Genius series, but feels its it own monster. Antonio Banderas best work and is in the right time and place to play the famous painter. Great portrayal.
FREZETTA : PAINTING WITH FIRE 2003
THE BANKSY JOB 2016 6 - 10
We have another attention seeker like Mr. Brainwash but this one is called AK-47 aka Andy Link. This dude problem is that he felt he was snubbed when he bought an art print at one of Banksy underground shows, and couldn't find the artist to sign it, even thought he could have paid for a print with his signature from the beginning. So he steals one of his art prank statues. Its comical in a way that it is sad. Mr. Link first tries to art prank the art prank, and when that doesn't work.
Mr. Link asks for a ransom, and when that the doesn't work. He just keeps it, and then tries to sell it, and when that doesn't work. The Artwork is stolen from his backyard leaving only a traffic cone that was on the head of the statue. So there is a lot of "that dosn't work " thinking going around this guy. So at the very end, he builds a new replica statue and puts it back where he stole the first statue. Completing the circle of life, that is what was the point after all...