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The Windmill Movie Reviews

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S. James Snyder
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 30, 2009
Late in this meandering film, Rogers' romantic infidelities and the onset of illness add some much-needed dynamics, but even when it's just shooting the breeze, The Windmill Movie is captivating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
July 23, 2009
Although the format will be familiar to fans of Tarnation and Capturing the Friedmans, the result comes closer to Fellini's autobiographical 8 1/2.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
July 16, 2009
A remarkable documentary attempt to reconcile Rogers's sense of personal, professional, and artistic malaise, which culminated in his decades-long attempt to make a film about his life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
July 1, 2009
Olch doesn't make it easy to identify with Rogers and his stylish existence, but that choice begins to pay off gradually as the fragments start to add up to something more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Philippe Garnier
L.A. Weekly
June 25, 2009
There hasn't been as good a film of this type in this country since Tarnation, which means Olch's movie is a treat and a surprise no one should pass on.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
June 18, 2009
From the wall-to-wall piano score to Rogers' tedious navel-gazing, The Windmill Movie renders prosaic and pretentious the churning conflict behind the process of artistic creation.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
June 18, 2009
The examined life may be the only one worth living, but as The Windmill Movie profoundly illustrates, it's no guarantee of happiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
June 17, 2009
A warm portrait of the fascinating Richard P. Rogers, an experimental filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 17, 2009
The Windmill Movie is a version of the autobiography of Richard P. Rogers that might have been.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
June 16, 2009
In finishing what was left undone, Olch's tribute to his mentor is more an act of hubris than humility.