Matthew Barney: No Restraint

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Matthew Barney: No Restraint makes an honest attempt to illuminate its subject's provocative work, but ultimately fails to capture its inspiration or appeal.

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Director Alison Chernick delves into the world of artist and experimental filmmaker Matthew Barney. She chronicles the making of his film "Drawing Restraint 9" as well as showcasing archival footage of Barney's earlier works, such as the "Cremaster" cycle.

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Toshiaki Ozawa
Cinematographer
Robert Leacock
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Helen Yum
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Raz Mesina
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Critic Reviews for Matthew Barney: No Restraint

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  • More interesting is Chernick's concise survey of Barney's intriguing early work, including weird Vaseline-covered sculptures and footage of him trying to draw while under physical restraints such as a harness, etc.

    April 1, 2007 | Full Review…
  • If Chernick set out to portray the couple's movie project as a bit frivolous and self-absorbed, she succeeded. But I doubt that was the intention.

    March 23, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • [Director] Chernick's stylish yet superficial report looks more like an orientation video for museum visitors.

    February 2, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Barney's art presents a cross between the creepiness of David Cronenberg and David Lynch and the grandiosity and business sense of George Lucas. Chernick's film unquestioningly admires it.

    February 2, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • As blandly lucid as Barney is wildly and perplexingly imaginative.

    February 2, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Alison Chernick's documentary attempts to provide some much-needed insight, combining a biographical and artistic portrait of the provocateur.

    December 30, 2006

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