(No longer in theaters)
Catherine DiNapoli, Matt Luber, Andreas Olavarria
Samuel Goldwyn Films
Oct 23, 2009
Films satirizing the New York art scene are bound to inspire some haughty indifference, but Parker’s look at the interplay among two brothers—one’s an atonalist musician, the other churns out bland paintings for offices and hospitals—and a shrewd, sexy gallery owner is amusing (and occasionally thought-provoking) enough to transcend its somewhat tired premise.
Richard Beggs’s soundscape—an audio collage of popping, crackling, wind instruments, and the squeaking of a constrictive PVC skirt—draws a lot of attention to itself, but it ends up adding a lot to the film by forcefully heightening the senses.