Guest of Cindy Sherman (2008)
Critic Consensus: The filmmakers' motivations may be suspect, but this inside look at New York art legend Cindy Sherman -- and, by extension, the culture she inhabits -- is undeniably satisfying.
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Critic Reviews for Guest of Cindy Sherman
The film's restraint, along with its openness to many points of view, is not only admirable but makes for a more entertaining movie.
As soon as Guest of Cindy Sherman ended, I wanted to see it again for its high entertainment value and to determine better what I had just witnessed.
Remove the boldface names and there's no movie; that center does not hold.
Guest of Cindy Sherman would be fun to watch on public access some late night. But as a big-screen attraction, it never measures up.
At once a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse, bittersweet autobiography and witty trip down art-world memory lane.
Audience Reviews for Guest of Cindy Sherman
Mediocre documentary concerning local public access show host, Paul H-O and the unlikely relationship with artist Cindy Sherman. While Paul protests that he's not a trophy wife, the "talentless guy you would prefer to avoid" only proves he's no trophy of any kind. During his day of hosting the public access show Gallery Beat, Paul was critical of art losing its' meaning and evolving into an outlet for rich art addicts to get their fix on overrated, overpriced auction items. This would only prove art in the 90's sucked and only served to boost egos of dominating males in the industry. The very interesting bits were, of course, insight to Cindy Sherman and seeing the behind the scenes look at her own work, while Paul would reap the benefits of going from the D-list to the guest of an A-lister and losing sight of himself as the street critic armed with a camera and microphone. We would soon see Paul comparing the cost of new shoes (paid for by Cindy Sherman) with other A-listers. This is such pathetic self-loathing and seriously doubt anyone would feel bad for Paul after the inevitable break-up. My advice is to do what your parents did; get a job, sir.
Interesting documentary made by Paul H-O, a former host of a public access TV show that covered the New York art scene, who scored a rare interview with reclusive and enigmatic modern art legend Cindy Sherman, and ends up dating her for over 5 years. It ends up being not just a behind the scenes look at NY art culture at the end of the 20th century, but also of a non-famous man who becomes lost in the shadow of his legendary lover.
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