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 4, 2010
A marvelous documentary by art gallery legend and sometime filmmaker Arne Glimcher.
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
Picasso and Braque's primary merit is its archive-raiding evocation of the period discussed through vintage nitrate images...
May 26, 2010
It's a 60-minute documentary that feels like days of watching paint dry.