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That Summer Reviews

July 5, 2018
"That Summer" leaves me with Beale fatigue. It would seem to appeal to "Grey Gardens" completists only.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 1, 2018
Essential for Grey Gardens completists, but equally very niche.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 31, 2018
A tribute to the spirited ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 30, 2018
That Summer is a found-footage documentary which might as easily be a Tennessee Williams play. It is that weird and wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 30, 2018
Like Grey Gardens, the new film works its magic through its startling mixture of decay and splendour.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 30, 2018
No one who loves Grey Gardens can do without this.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 24, 2018
At its best, "That Summer" proves an effective time capsule aimed squarely at Beale devotees, adding light and context to the saga of this endlessly baffling and singularly captivating mother-daughter duo.
May 18, 2018
Not only does the film breathe new life into an American family surrounded by tragic mythos, but it sheds light on a cinematic treasure that forever changed documentary filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 18, 2018
A prequel of sorts to a key Seventies movie that fills in a little of the back story of a couple of its most notable characters but never quite manages to totally justify its own existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 17, 2018
Sheds further light on the Beales with footage shot before the making of "Grey Gardens."
May 16, 2018
This footage is more incidental, less mysterious and revelatory than in Grey Gardens. But, still, it's more of the Edies, which makes it priceless.
May 15, 2018
Once the film turns itself over to the footage of Big Edie and Little Edie Beale, this movie comes into its own as a fascinating companion piece and prequel to the Maysles Brothers film.
March 30, 2018
Underlying the delirious unconventionality, long the privilege of the upper classes, is a palpable streak of melancholy ...