Pasolini Reviews

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May 30, 2019
It may be only one man's version of what many have speculated about... but in its clear-eyed grittiness, it's also a tribute from a filmmaker for whom the night's temptations were ripe and its dangers legion.
May 13, 2019
Ferrara... straining toward the sublime, stumbles into vulgarity.
May 10, 2019
Reluctantly takes its place in a cinema of admonition that turns human lives lived against oppressive opposition into simplistic warnings against having sex on the beach. The man deserves better.
May 10, 2019
One of the most intuitive and mysterious movie biographies made in a while.
May 10, 2019
Part hero worship, part true-crime tragedy and completely of a piece with its creator's obsessions over the spiritual and the sordid.
May 9, 2019
As exquisitely detailed and historically accurate as many of its scenes are, "Pasolini" is less concerned with the realistic reconstruction of the past than with communicating a mood in the present.
July 19, 2019
Despite Ferrara's attempts to generate scandalous imagery of his own, he winds up with many sequences of touching beauty.
July 11, 2019
What distinguishes Pasolini from other biopics is its willingness to get lost within the artist's creative perspective while detailing his life.
July 6, 2019
Willem Dafoe again reminds us just how talented and diverse an actor he truly is.
July 5, 2019
Ultimately, Ferrara depicts Pasolini as a gentle intellectual with some very unpopular views. Funny how they so often die young.
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