Pasolini Reviews

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.
May 3, 2019
If the blend of English and Italian dialogue seems slightly awkward, it doesn't disrupt the film's ease: a matter-of-factness which resists idolizing Pasolini in favor of an open-minded rendering of everyday humanity.
September 11, 2014
A flawed film of unvarnished integrity.
September 8, 2014
The result borders on incoherence, providing few startling insights for aficionados and minimal illumination for the uninitiated.
September 8, 2014
Presumably, to understand Pasolini is to excavate him from the twisted miasma Ferrara has created in his image.