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Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters Reviews

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
June 17, 2013
A vigorous and knowledgeable documentary about a still photographer.
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
March 7, 2013
Though his work is dark, on camera at least, Crewdson is a delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 1, 2013
"Brief Encounters" is a film for photography fans and a photo essay for film fans.
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
January 4, 2013
Shapiro's film is fascinating even if it can't possibly answer all the mysteries propelling the work of a photographer whose interest in secrets was rooted in wondering what tales were being uncovered in his psychologist father's basement office.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Sebastian Smee
Boston Globe
November 15, 2012
"Brief Encounters" is a smart, well-constructed documentary that will enthrall Crewdson fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
November 2, 2012
Crewdson's work ultimately begins to seem less enigmatic than he is himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Fear
Time Out
October 31, 2012
Crewdson's pictures are worth a thousand words, so it's not surprising that the sequences of him meticulously choreographing his eerie shots speak volumes. You wish some of that disciplined approach had worn off on his biographer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
October 30, 2012
With marvelous discipline, Mr. Shapiro crams a wealth of material into a tight 77 minutes, smoothly communicating the group effort required to achieve the perfect shot.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
October 26, 2012
A finely sketched portrait of the artist's unlikely pursuit of perfection.