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Bill Cunningham New York Reviews

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March 16, 2011
A less good doc than last year's more honest and insightful Smash His Camera, about paparazzo Ron Galella.
March 15, 2012
Gives you new perspectives of fashion, photography and New York.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 26, 2011
A fascinating, endearing portrait of the man who for decades has documented trends born on the streets and beau-monde parties for a worthy cause.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 5, 2011
Filmmaker Richard Press offers a humorous, touching and insightful portrait about a subject who clearly would have preferred to stay behind the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 14, 2011
Don't worry if you've never heard of Bill Cunningham. This delightful documentary is all about getting to know the man - and he's a major, fascinating character.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 21, 2011
Using the low-key approach that shapes Cunningham's column, Press works up a portrait that's as raw, gentle, funny, and -- in the end -- irresistible as the pictures themselves.
February 23, 2012
Press asks Cunningham only two questions: one about love, the other God. Both cut deep. The price of this lifelong quest to document beauty is a heavy one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 1, 2011
A portrait of a happy man.
March 5, 2012
A doc that'll make more than just fashionistas smile.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 15, 2011
Lacking the cinematic bells and whistles that so often distract from a really good story, the film is stunning entirely because it is so simple.
March 18, 2011
The equal billing in the title is no accident: Cunningham's story is the story of New York itself, about the ways it has changed through the decades and how that history was captured on all those miles of film passing through Cunningham's camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.6/10
January 31, 2012
A collective of well-groomed talking heads chronicle Cunningham's career as a milliner-turned-fashion historian, and their insights speak volumes about the origins of this pillar of integrity's faultless work ethic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 4, 2011
A heart-warming insight into one man's extraordinary life, a window to the fabulous veneer of the Big Apple and a must-see for anyone interested in the creative process.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 30, 2011
A wonderfully understated delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 24, 2011
Maybe the world doesn't need a feature-length film about Cunningham; maybe we don't even need his pictures. But we need examples like his, people who retain a joyful individuality while fitting seamlessly into our crazy world.
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
May 19, 2011
Here is a movie about a happy and nice man.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 15, 2012
This isn't the confessional exposť some would hope, but it is a reverent profile of a fascinating, funny and inspirational gentleman.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 7, 2011
A beautiful portrait of a truly happy man.
November 24, 2011
Bill has followed his bliss for 60 years, and it's a delight to follow him for 80 minutes - even if you have no interest in fashion. Don't miss it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 17, 2011
The film offers a portrait that's revealing and mysterious, as the folksy subject welcomes Press' camera into his routine while keeping a tight-lipped distance from it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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