Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies Reviews

July 1, 2010
The film asserts much (with timelines and datelines and lots of footage) but fails to completely persuade. As a dissertation, it would have a terrible time defending itself.
June 25, 2010
There's no proof anywhere of this film's key premise -- that cinema was the catalyst for these artists' pre-World War I forays into Cubism.
May 28, 2010
Much of the documentary is a jumble of people extemporizing about this and that, but there is no connective overview.
May 28, 2010
The giveaway comes when one nabob of portraiture -- who is trying to tie Picasso and Braque to an early film about an accordion -- says the influence of the picture was absorbed by the painters "whether or not they saw this film." If you say so.
May 26, 2010
It's a 60-minute documentary that feels like days of watching paint dry.