Actress 2014

Actress

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Steadfastly holding the viewer's interest even as it skirts the edges of documentary cinema, Actress is a demanding watch that rewards the effort.

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Actress Brandy Burre gave up a recurring role on a TV series to start a family. Years later, her domestic life crumbles when she tries to reclaim her former career.

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All Critics (28) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (25) | Rotten (3)

  • At one point her agent tells her she needs a demo reel to get work in LA; watching her drop tears for the camera as her home life disintegrates, I had to wonder whether this was it.

    February 26, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Combining artifice with vérité documentary style, [Greene] underscores the inextricability of real life and make-believe, of genuine behavior and self-conscious performance.

    February 5, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Robert Greene's extraordinary collaboration with actress Brandy Burre is a playful, provocative examination of self-performance.

    November 14, 2014 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • One of the greatest documentaries I've ever seen.

    November 7, 2014 | Full Review…
  • A good portion of the cinema verite proceedings, ranging from endless glimpses of her domestic life to footage of her performing an original song in a Greenwich Village cabaret, prove less than arresting.

    November 7, 2014 | Full Review…
  • It's a story with universal appeal rendered in intimate flourishes.

    November 7, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

    indieWire
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