Acute Misfortune (2019)
Critic Reviews for Acute Misfortune
It's an uncompromising and complex film, a sort of horror movie about modern times.
An artist biopic that swaggeringly busts the limitations of the well-worn subgenre, Acute Misfortune is one of the year's most striking and accomplished directorial debuts.
While Thomas M. Wright's adaptation of Jensen's memoir of the same name attempts to frame this as an encounter from which both gained, it never quite becomes explicable as anything other than a bully-victim relationship.
A beautifully made and intensely thoughtful portrait of the life of controversial Archibald-winning painter Adam Cullen, based on the journalist and Saturday Paper editor Erik Jensen's wild and compelling book of the same name.
Tips the biopic genre on its head in this delve into the life of an unconventional artist and the biographer who bore the brunt of his madness.
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