The Color of Time (2014)

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James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, and Zach Braff star in this dramatic and inventive look at the life and work of ionic Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K. Williams. Williams (Franco) has a beautiful, adoring wife (Kunis) and a young son. But as he prepares for a reading in New York City and struggles to create new work, he is haunted by memories of his past-from his first sexual encounter to a later tragic loss. An ensemble of 12 directors work with a star-studded cast to weave together this moving and unique story of a complex man and the relationships that defined him. (C) Starz

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Henry Hopper
as C.K. Williams
James Franco
as C.K. Williams, age 40
Jessica Chastain
as Mrs. Williams
Mila Kunis
as Catherine
Zach Braff
as Albert

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Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K. Williams's autobiographical work, "The Color of Time" is about poetry, though it has none to speak of.

Dec 12, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

"The Color of Time" is an odd bird in that its 12 cooks don't necessarily spoil the broth. The problem is that they leave it as broth.

Dec 11, 2014 | Full Review…

The film is too sincere an expression of admiration for this poet's work to feel pretentious, but it's like a music video for the poems, often literal in its biographical readings.

Dec 11, 2014 | Full Review…

A cool concept, and A for effort.

Dec 11, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Franco makes a lot of art, both good and bad. But no one provides a bolder example of the vanishing lines that used to separate movie stars, fringe artists, and working actors.

Dec 11, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…

The uniformity of its languorous, lens-flared visuals may wear on all but the most ardent Terrence Malick devotees, many of whom, I suspect, are also grad students.

Dec 10, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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