December 16, 2010 12:46 pm
I love movies about art and artists. Modigliani staring Andy Garcia has been out for years now. I finally got around to seeing it recently. Can’t say I have seen too many movies with Andy Garcia I haven’t liked, he’s a top notch actor in my opinion. Though this wasn’t the greatest role I have ever seen him in, he certainly did an excellent job.
The film pays a great deal of attention exploring Modigliani and Picasso’s rivalry. It also highlights Modigliani’s struggle to make ends meet as an artist, something many artists can probably relate to.
I have always appreciated Modigliani’s work whenever I came across it but can’t say I have ever looked it in very much depth. Perhaps the movie has sparked some interest in taking a longer look into him and his work.
The film is well directed, well acted and the cinematography is good as well. I definitely recommend it!
September 6, 2010 8:30 pm
I recently watched the documentary “Very Young Girls” its about prostitution and trafficking of young women here in New York City. It was not an easy watch. I was in tears much of the time having to stop it several times.
It is disgusting what happens. 12 year old girls being pimped and turned to prostitution. Beaten bloody when they try to leave. It hits close to home as I have at times seen such young girls working the blocks around my art studio building. I know many of the neighborhoods in the film. I’m sure I commute the subways with parents of children this happens to every day.
As the film points out when we talk about the trafficking of young women we so often refer to the Philippines or Thailand, Africa, somewhere else. It is happening right here in America. It is an growing and overwhelming problem right here in our back yard.
Watch it. Get involved in some way in preventing the trafficking and prostitution of young girls. Send men who assault women to jail. Please, please please. Your child may be at risk. Don’t sit back and let someone else handle this. Get involved. Fight for tougher legislation against pimps and people who perpetuate this business. Speak out against the reasons there is a market for such things.
Its available instantly on Netflix.