Then we’ve layered on the interviews the advertisements themselves, which we all know from earlier experience. That is also a rewarding expertise as a result of it “explains” what we thought we already knew. This documentary follows the lives and careers of a collective group of Do-it-your self artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world. Showcasing thrilling performances by Isabelle Adjani as Camille and Gerard Depardieu as Rodin, in some ways the film comes across as a blockbuster à la Française.
Art, politics, and romance are on equally full display in this visually flooring biopic about Frida Kahlo. The movie depicts the tumultuous relationship between Pope Julius II (Rex Harrison) and Michelangelo (Charlton Heston) that resulted in the painting of the Sistine frescoes. Harrison’s efficiency is spirited, as is Heston’s (albeit sometimes extreme), and the monumental sets don’t fail to impress. The Agony and the Ecstasy is technicolor … Read More