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Tony Pipolo

Tony Pipolo
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Even when the camera pauses, we feel its itch to bolt in the wonderfully off-kilter shot/counter shots of the exchanges Vincent has with others.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
81% Never Look Away (2018) Despite the film's workmanlike cinematography, musical score, and production design, Never Look Away fails to escape the clichés endemic to the biopic. Incredulous plot contrivances drive the narrative...‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
89% Maria By Callas (2018) As Volf's film makes clear, most people saw only the uncompromising diva who had the opera world and high society at her feet, never suspecting that she harbored a secret and endured great loneliness.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
96% Filmworker (2018) Whatever exaggerations Filmworker may or may not entertain, Vitali exudes throughout this film the same earnest, eccentric devotion and enthusiasm that no doubt cajoled the man he served for decades.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
83% Polina (Polina, danser sa vie) (2017) Anastasia Shevtsova's understated performance deftly suggests Polina's reserve and interiority, rendering her search for an artistic path as much about character exploration as it is about the language of dance.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) While Farhadi's characters are embedded in a specific social context, their appeal and their situations are not circumscribed by cultural conditions.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
94% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016) Fire at Sea is nothing less than a work of moral character.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
69% Men Go To Battle (2016) Notwithstanding its somewhat grandiose and perhaps misleading title, Zachary Treitz's Men Go to Battle is an earnestly conceived, modest achievement.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
94% Tikkun (2016) Sivan's approach is both lyrical and tragic.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
71% Fassbinder: To Love Without Demands (Fassbinder: at elske uden at kræve) (2016) It is a perfect reflection of Fassbinder's unholy mix of genius and monster that one of the most illuminating aspects of Thomsen's film -- his interviews with the actors Harry Baer, Irm Hermann, and Andrea Schöber -- is also the most painful.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2016
84% Hockney (2016) Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of Wright's deceptively simple approach is how much we learn from Hockney himself, thanks to his generosity in sharing what motivates him, and his amazing ability to discuss aesthetic choices in simple terms. ‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
93% Notfilm (2015) Having seen Film several times before its recent restoration, I'm convinced that its failure has nothing to do with its being deep or over people's heads, but something far more basic -- a misunderstanding of the ontological bluntness of the medium.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
65% Sixty Six (2006) An ambitious attempt to view -- and review -- the iconography and themes of his cinematic fables through the lens of mythic archetypes.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2015
92% Breathe (2015) A bold, brilliantly acted study of adolescence, French director Mélanie Laurent's second feature Breathe is riveting from beginning to end.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
96% The Look of Silence (2015) Easily one of the most courageous and profound documentaries in ages.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2015
89% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) Impeccably crafted and visually arresting.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2015
91% Child's Pose (2014) The great strength of the film is that it escapes the stereotypical reduction that such conspicuously pathological behavior would suggest.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2014
72% Jealousy (2014) However disillusioned its view of romance, Garrel's new film manifests genuine love for these lost characters and for the wonderfully engaging people who impersonate them.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2014
100% Gebo et l'ombre (2014) As if being the oldest living filmmaker in the world were not distinction enough, Manoel de Oliveira may also be the canniest at wresting cinematic gold from the barest of means.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted May 29, 2014