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Shot in magisterial black-and-white, veteran director Trueba's drama is a welcome return from the Belle Epoque man. Read full review
The lovely and poignant drama The Artist and the Model stirringly presents art, life and death as one irrevocably tangled trio. Read full review
The Artist and the Model is a simple, straightforward film about the wonder and awe that the natural world inspires in us. Read full review
A wholly fictional tale, and while it has a few lovely, tender moments, there’s a definite feeling of “been there, drawn that.” Read full review
While veteran director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque) and writer Jean-Claude Carrière don’t bring much novelty to the May-December/muse-artist/naked-clothed cliché, they do imbue the material with genuine feeling—exploring the melancholy of waning days and a defiantly naive belief in artistic transcendence. Read full review
Much like “La Belle Noiseuse,” the 1991 Jacques Rivette film it resembles, this contemplative drama washes over you.
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Thanks to Rochefort and Folch, as well as Trueba's delicate direction, it still manages to be an embraceable journey, one with its own quiet -- and artistic -- rewards. Read full review
Although this leisurely tale of an aged French sculptor offers a few other small pleasures, in the end it lacks heft. Read full review
It is a film with nothing but delight — no major revelations, no gravity and no meaning. This superficiality is a problem only because of the pretense of being about great art. Read full review
Treating one's audience like ignorant children in need of lecturing is hardly a way to win fans, or display one's own artistry. Read full review
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