The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger Reviews

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April 28, 2020
Let's face it, most of us right-thinking people will watch Swinton in just about anything, so having her as a our guide into Berger's story makes me all the more eager to step in. But I wasn't expecting something so graceful and fulfilling.
August 16, 2019
Using the seasons as the backbone of the documentary, these four unique glimpses into his past and present life are equal parts captivating and heartwarming.
December 28, 2017
Warmth understanding and affection shines throughout the film, making it a fitting tribute to this unique voice and presence, now sadly gone.
June 25, 2017
This is a film that celebrates the exchange of ideas, creating a microcosm for independent thought that is every bit as fertile as the fecund mountain farmlands where Berger made his home.
June 23, 2017
The film cannot hope to be all-encompassing, but it conveys the essence of Berger's ideas in an extremely engaging and intelligent way.
June 22, 2017
These four short films are really aimed at committed worshippers of the revolutionary art critic and writer John Berger, and will be somewhat puzzling -- or perhaps appetite-whetting -- to those coming fresh to the subject.
June 21, 2017
This film is refreshingly serious and pays due tribute to an important public intellectual ...
June 20, 2017
Well-meaning and sometimes emotional, this is often too low-key for its own good, and might have benefited from a little more traditional documentary context and shape.
June 19, 2017
An infectious portrait of independent thought and living.
June 19, 2017
As Swinton and co gather around the white-haired old chap with gleaming eyes, what's most striking is that the films are not just about him, but how others respond to him.
January 31, 2017
The Season In Quincy's format is unconventional, but it reflects Berger's wide-ranging interests in such a way that eschews reductionism.
October 24, 2016
We discover nothing we didn't know, and little new about Berger the Human from the four portraits presented in the film.
September 22, 2016
This might have worked better as a more cohesive documentary.
September 15, 2016
This hagiographic film is like one of those TV magazine shows about the upper classes: It revives radical chic for Millennial viewers, shows off Berger and Swinton's style, taste, and progressive political options.
September 1, 2016
A warm and heartfelt but too often desultory and disorganized tribute to the down-to-earth intellectual.
Top Critic
September 1, 2016
For a study of a critic, The Seasons in Quincy is frustratingly uncritical.
September 1, 2016
The film can be rough going for those who know little of Berger's work.
August 31, 2016
Avoids the usual troubles of anthology film by keeping things focused on Berger's relaxed character and indelible optimism.
August 30, 2016
Profound and refreshingly unconventional doc that will nourish your mind and soul.
August 30, 2016
If anything, the curiosity of viewers unfamiliar with his work should be piqued.
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