Tag Archives: art

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Big Eyes (2014)

I’m aware that this is probably the most delayed “Is it worth paying for a ticket?” review I’ve done. But for some reason, Australia seemed to get Big Eyes (2014, dir. Tim Burton) lucky last. In any case,┬áBig Eyes tells the story of artist Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), a woman who paints haunting images of […]

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010): Quick-shot review!

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Werner Herzog immortalises the paleolithic Chauvet Cave paintings in Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010), a documentary that showcases and explores the oldest cave paintings ever discovered, located in Southern France. The paintings in the cave have been dated back to as early as 32,000 BCE, making them very extraordinary indeed. They contain […]

F For Fake (1975): Quick-shot review!

Kind of incomprehensible, yet quite profound, and also clearly a convenient vehicle for director Orson Welles’ blatantly huge ego, F For Fake (1975) is summarised by IMDb as “a documentary about fraud and fakery” – but it’s much more than that. It’s a multilayered film with a number of stories all happening at once: one […]

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012): Quick-shot review!

This is a documentary which you cannot miss. Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present (2012) gives an insight into the legendary performance artist’s infamous piece which she performed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Abramovic sat in immobile silence every day for three months, 736 hours in total, opposite museum visitors […]