3 thoughts on “At Eternity’s Gate [Blu-ray]

  1. Excellent lead performance but can try the patience of the viewer. AT ETERNITY’S GATE is by no stretch meant to be a pure biography of Van Gogh. I think you need to already be familiar with some of the outlines of his story and it would help to be an appreciator of his work already. What we’re really seeing here is director Julian Schnabel’s attempt to show us the world as seen through the eyes of Van Gogh. How did he see things and what inspired him. What drove him to madness? What frustrated him in his relations with people? How did he slip into…

  2. Dafoe is Van Gogh It’s difficult to be totally objective because I’ve seen Andy Serkis’ unforgettable portrayal of Van Gogh in “Simon Schama’s Power of Art” probably a couple dozen times since that series was released in 2006. He’s a tough act to follow. But Dafoe is excellent here – brilliantly cast and should easily win Best Actor if there’s any justice at all left in Hollywood. It’s also refreshing to see the filmmakers got the murder, not suicide, of Van Gogh correct. Similar to the recently discovered…

  3. Wants to be “Art” (with capital A), induces headache instead “At Eternity’s Gate” (2018 release; 110 min.) is a bio-pic about painter Van Gogh’s last years. As the movie opens, we hear a monologue (on a black screen), where Van Gogh muses “I’d like to be just like the others”, but of course he is not. In a subsequent scene, we see Van Gogh in discussion wit fellow painter Paul Gauguin, who advises Van Gogh to look for new light (literally) in the South. We are then in “Arles, South of France”, and Van Gogh makes a painting of his worn out shoes… At…

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