Eames: The Architect And The Painter Reviews

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
July 31, 2012
This attentive and good-looking doc takes a chronological approach to the work and partnership of Charles Eames and his wife Ray, two of the most influential artist-designers of mid twentieth-century America.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
May 11, 2012
Filmmakers Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey deliver a nostalgic zing reminiscent of the TV drama Mad Men but tread lightly around Charles's mood swings and extramarital affairs.
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
December 6, 2011
A basically adulatory and very lively look at the documentary's subjects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
December 1, 2011
As fascinating - and at times oblique - as the famous couple themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
November 25, 2011
Much like the creations of its subjects, "Eames" is itself a dazzling, sensory adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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New York Times
November 18, 2011
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
November 17, 2011
There couldn't be a better time to examine the complex and absorbing history of this designing couple, and "Eames: The Architect and the Painter" couldn't be a better vehicle for that examination.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
November 17, 2011
The most gratifying thing about "Eames" is that it shows, in marvelous detail, how their work was an extension of themselves and how their distinct personalities melded into a unique and protean force.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
November 15, 2011
It's the archival footage that wows here, showing that before the brand took on yuppie cachet, the Eames team made exquisite objects for the masses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
November 15, 2011
"I think their marriage was a mystery to everyone," an Eames worker notes-an observation true of every couple that you'll wish the filmmakers had explored more deeply.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
October 28, 2011
Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey's sprightly documentary weighs its subjects' unique accomplishments and widespread influence while probing a relationship more complex than its sunny public face indicated.
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Sura Wood
Hollywood Reporter
October 19, 2011
A must for those with an interest in modern design...