Critic Reviews for Arakimentari
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Uncritical as the movie is, it's a pity no one's hip to the possibility that he's endlessly repeating his greatest work of the 1980s.
It would have helped if Araki's critics had more of a say.
Offers a fast, efficient and richly satisfying look at an iconoclastic artist and his groundbreaking work.
More of a sketch than a fully developed portrait, Arakimentari is an up-close and generally impersonal introduction to the Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki.
Audience Reviews for Arakimentari
Nobuyoshi Araki is a robust man, a talent; he's the gynecologist of Japanese photography, living the dream according to the fantasies of many men, with his speciality occupation of capturing female erotica. His specialties include: bondage, and anything else related into turning flesh into a bouquet, trinket or object of diminutive glossy magazine soft core. His madness is calculated, his kinetic zest for playful role play--inspiring. He's carved a niche in the world of kink, and expanded the taboo to far beyond the definition of its yesteryear. This documentary is great if you like photography and/or like to look at varieties of naked Japanese women.
amusing little doc about a funny little man who takes A LOT of photos which just happen to be pretty terrific. some interesting commentary from takeshi kitano and richard kern, some meaningless prattle from bjÃ¶rk, and lots of face time with the constantly excited man of the hour, nobuyoshi araki. though, if you can't deal with photos of women in bondage you may as well not watch this. this guy shoots as much porn as he does art and more often than not the line between the two is very blurry.
(***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Fascinating documentary that surely deserves a NC-17 for its showing of many of the artist/photographer's photos. I never heard about him before but his art is surely unique and I liked this portrait of him.
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