Rams is a documentary film carefully crafted to be more than a biography of a great designer.
While nothing happens, there’s an understated splendor in all that’s uneventful here, so much so that I didn’t want to miss any of it.
There are words of wisdom for artists here: they offer a simultaneously nauseating and heartening view of the trade for those actively practicing.
How will PC New Englanders react to seeing nutria gunned down by hunters, and some bashed on their heads to make sure they are dead?
The genius of this film is that no preaching is necessary; it makes its political point in an apolitical way, an art film that is, incidentally, didactic.
What we don’t learn very much about is Elvis’ inner life, his motivations, and his deeper ambitions.
The film is full of salacious details from Hollywood’s heyday, but it is also a tender look at an elderly man whose current existence would be seen by many as difficult.
Gary Shandling’s life and art are both given the redeeming appreciation they deserve.
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Eugene Jarecki’s ramshackle, occasionally provocative, and frequently entertaining documentary on Elvis Presley gets some things wrong.