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Gilles Bourdos


Tuesday, January 7 2014

'Renoir' Is Beautiful but so Uninteresting It's Like Watching Paint Dry

Everything in this film is right there on the surface for us to see. Nothing is left to the imagination.

Tuesday, May 28 2013

'Renoir': Artists and Muses

Renoir evokes the contradictions and elisions of sentimental artistic myth without denigrating the artistic visions themselves, however much they rely on the exploitation of others.


Friday, May 10 2013

'Renoir': Art as Ennui

Renoir is one of those movies where all the pieces are in place for something intriguing and insightful. To that end, the film fails.

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