Flames Reviews

May 10, 2018
Taking a step back: the last half hour saves the film, framing the relationship and the story with narrative distance and objectivity. If you were stuck watching only the first hour it would be infuriatingly pointless.
January 8, 2018
A document of its times, Flames works as a brilliant time capsule of the Obama era: we walk in on staged protests of late capitalism as often as lovemaking.
May 4, 2017
We've all been there, which is part of what makes this seemingly insular New York artist story so universal, and so affecting.
May 3, 2017
If their relationship is indeed a performance and this film the documentation, why not at least make the constructed parts interesting for the viewing party?
April 27, 2017
Flames, though energetically crafted, erotic, and at times heartfelt, is an exasperatingly esoteric meditation on love.
April 24, 2017
Remarkably captures the idea that love is messy and sometimes fails us.
April 23, 2017
Flames grows tougher, weirder, and more ambiguous, casting much of its early cuteness in a starker light.