Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Giuseppe Makes a Movie (2014) A Film by Adam Rifkin
"Rifkin's content to let [Giuseppe] digress at length about his artistic philosophies (essentially, process over product) and dietary persuasions (sardines and tea—all day, every day). The approach is simply curiosity rewarded by attention: An initial glimpse of Vietnam Ron, a bearded, beady-eyed, skeletal figure who looks on the surface like he'll kill someone, might provoke hasty assumptions, but Rifkin's democratically sustained attention treats all subjects as worthy of a spotlight. Consequently, Vietnam Ron winds up being one of the film's most touching figures." Full review at Slant.