Portraits of the artists as mysterious objects.

Senna and Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

Two reviews at The AV Club this week:

“Senna”: The more I think about it, the more Asif Kapadia’s doc about the late Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna seems about the giant highs and terrible lows of finding your calling. Senna is a great driver and lousy manager of egos, but though one gets in the way of the other, he can’t walk away. This is who he is, even as it kills him.

“Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow”: There’s something coy in the austerity of Sophie Fiennes’ doc about German artist Anselm Kiefer that gets on my nerves. A film portrait doesn’t need to explain its subject, but there’s nothing gained by the way this one refuses to try. Kiefer’s constructions do look amazing.


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