At Eternity’s Gate (2018)


A look at the life of painter Vincent van Gogh during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France. (IMDb)
The constant melodramatic mono/dialogue either comes off as pretentious (“Maybe God made me a painter for people who aren’t born yet”) or just aimless and tiring (see Vincent and the priest)–and same goes for the fidgety and cold aesthetic (trying to mirror the character I suppose but it was still hard to like). Neither are able to make up for the lack of a plot, and I think in the end they both just distract from what could’ve been (it occasionally was) an engaging and unique character study.
6/10 (Mediocre)



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