Advanced Style Reviews

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February 2, 2021
Fashion is the movie's McGuffin, the thing that brings all these people together and bonds them, but it's the women's spirit and their attitude to aging that informs every minute of this documentary.
March 21, 2019
Short but sweet, Advanced Style goes some way towards reclaiming high fashion for all ages and background.
November 8, 2018
Personally, I would be hard-pressed to find anything better than Bill Cunningham New York (which if you haven't seen, you must do so immediately), however Advanced Style does a fantastic job with its subjects and story.
August 11, 2017
At turns bold, brash, vulnerable, and heartbreakingly honest, these veterans of the concrete jungle trust and confide in the camera in ways that few interview subjects are brave enough to attempt.
May 16, 2016
The film struggles to sustain its length, too, but there is much to enjoy.
May 25, 2015
Veering away from these women's style-philosophies, witticisms, families, health concerns, or their pasts, the doc becomes promotional and proselytizing. Personalities get camera-brushed into commercial gloss, a simplistic patina of fashionability.
May 10, 2015
A highly enjoyable glance at Gotham's veteran haute couturists.
January 13, 2015
Docu about senior fashionistas promotes positive body images.
December 19, 2014
They reject the youth-culture diktat that age makes you invisible, and offer us all an example of self-acceptance.
December 4, 2014
It's an invitation to enjoy the company of some well-frocked grand dames. Sound frivolous? It is. Unashamedly.
November 7, 2014
"Advanced Style" is as vivacious as the personalities it spotlights. Cohen's mission to show a different side of old age is certainly accomplished.
October 23, 2014
Let us exalt ladies like Zelda Kaplan, Ilona Royce Smithkin, Lynn Dell, Tziporah Salamon, Debra Rapoport, Joyce Carpati and Jacquie Tajah Murdock and be thankful for such joie de vivre so well-vivred.
October 16, 2014
"Advanced Style" is appropriately fun, frivolous and baroquely ornamented by its subjects who sing, perform, model and occasionally sound like teenagers, while dressing a lot better.
October 16, 2014
The way the women occupy Cohen and Plioplyte's spotlight is a lesson in aging well, a lesson that begins with the refusal to play by the rule that says to grow older, especially for women, is to fade into the shadows.
October 10, 2014
There are several candidates for the title of Most Ebullient but the clear winner is Lynn Dell Cohen, 81, the self-described Countess of Glamour.
October 10, 2014
Witty one-liners flow freely from the film's subjects, in keeping with the celebratory spirit of the documentary.
October 9, 2014
These women are living life to the fullest - and they are inviting us to do the same.
October 4, 2014
These women clearly get a kick out of flouting convention and there is something admirable in their spirit of defiance, but the doc is average TV at best.
October 2, 2014
Inspired by Ari Seth Cohen's blog by the same name, "Advanced Style" is a love letter to older women who've elevated dressing to an art form.
October 2, 2014
These sisters of a certain age are strictly doing it for themselves. Long may they go on doing so.
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