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Viola Reviews

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February 22, 2019
Viola, [Matias] Piñeiro's latest film is his most accomplished film to date, at once lucid and opaque using an amateur, all-female production of Shakespeare's cross-dressing comedy Twelfth Night.
June 8, 2017
If many recent art films have made prominent use of nonactors, typically cast as some version of themselves, Pineiro's beguiling, hyperverbal movies revel in the transportive potential -- and sheer pleasure -- of actors acting.
March 26, 2014
Much like the way Jacques Rivette does it for the French, Piñeiro does it for the Argentinians.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 31, 2013
Piñeiro's bold but graceful camera movements, exploring space with unselfconscious joy, speak to a young filmmaker's emerging mastery.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 12, 2013
A Buenos Aires production of "Twelfth Night" is point of departure for a buoyant examination of love's labor's lost offstage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 16, 2013
It's a pleasant, negligible wisp of a movie, notable mostly for what it suggests of its director's potential.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 12, 2013
You have been privy to a series of seductive, ephemeral moments, drawn into the eternal rhythm of youth and connected with something old and durable, one name for which is art.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
July 11, 2013
A movie that leaves us with a smile on our faces but also more than a few thoughts in our heads.
July 10, 2013
Piñeiro unearths every bit of thought and feeling contained in this mercurial feature's brief running time ...
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 10, 2013
Piñeiro gracefully layers a melange of Spanish-translated Shakespearean dialogue atop snatches of original conversation without clarifying his citations, blending characters and performances so that the texts intermingle ...
July 12, 2013
With its endless, uninvolving chatter, this 63-minute movie feels like a small eternity.
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