Literary Translators Gone Wild!
| Original Score: 6/10
A no-nonsense intelligently engaging biopic documentary.
| Original Score: A-
Perhaps this was just a matter of a great mind feeling as if her life spoke for itself.
| Original Score: 1/5
Jendreyko has clearly considered how best to translate an entire life into a movie.
| Original Score: B+
It would probably be enough just to observe Geier's daily routine; she's fascinating even when silently contemplating a page in her next project.
| Original Score: 4/5
Vintage newsreels and family photos add depth to this meditative film.
| Original Score: 3/4
Geier, who died in 2010, speaks on all subjects -- from her son's mortal injury to the nature of her various collaborations -- with the contemplative, courtly intelligence of her favorite novels.
It's an interesting story, well told, though Mr. Jendreyko overworks some documentary fallbacks: gnarled fingers, the view from a moving train.
| Original Score: 3/5
The film eventually reveals itself as a specific appreciation of a job done well, rather than a rosy-eyed celebration.