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A haunting hybrid of documentary and fiction, The Windmill Movie presents a thoroughly unique and utterly compelling glimpse of a filmmaker's final days. Read critic reviews

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A profile reveals Dick Rogers' quest to leave a legacy.

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    November 17, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Late in this meandering film, Rogers' romantic infidelities and the onset of illness add some much-needed dynamics, but even when it's just shooting the breeze, The Windmill Movie is captivating.

    September 30, 2009 | Rating: 3/4
  • Although the format will be familiar to fans of Tarnation and Capturing the Friedmans, the result comes closer to Fellini's autobiographical 8 1/2.

    July 23, 2009 | Rating: 3/4
  • A remarkable documentary attempt to reconcile Rogers's sense of personal, professional, and artistic malaise, which culminated in his decades-long attempt to make a film about his life.

    July 16, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Olch doesn't make it easy to identify with Rogers and his stylish existence, but that choice begins to pay off gradually as the fragments start to add up to something more.

    July 1, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • From the wall-to-wall piano score to Rogers' tedious navel-gazing, The Windmill Movie renders prosaic and pretentious the churning conflict behind the process of artistic creation.

    June 18, 2009 | Rating: D | Full Review…

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