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      Mapplethorpe, The Director's Cut

      2021 1h 54m Drama List
      50% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 83% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe was among the most consequential and controversial artists of the 20th Century. "Mapplethorpe, The Director's Cut," offers restored scenes depicting Mapplethorpe's childhood love of photography, his embattled relationship with his father, and his lingering, ambivalent connection to the Catholic faith. The film follows Robert's important love affair with Patti Smith and his subsequent, pivotal romance with powerhouse art collector Sam Wagstaff. We see Mapplethorpe's development of a precise, erotically-charged photographic style, along with his ultimately successful struggle to attain mainstream recognition--a status interrupted, although barely halted, by his untimely death from AIDS. "Mapplethorpe, The Director's Cut," portrays a nuanced portrait of an artist at the height of his craft, along with the self-destructive impulses that threatened to undermine everything he prized. Read More Read Less

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      Matt Zoller Seitz RogerEbert.com The thing that makes the film stand out is the way it shows artists relating to each other and to their work. Rated: 2.5/4 Apr 13, 2021 Full Review David-Elijah Nahmod OUT FRONT Magazine (Denver) It offers a lot of insight into what made Robert Mapplethorpe tick even if it does omit a few important things. May 9, 2023 Full Review David Reddish Queerty Mapplethorpe: The Directors Cut elevates the material from a mediocre biopic to a compelling and challenging vision of a man driven to near madness by his own contradictionsnot to mention everyone else around him Rated: 3.5/4 Mar 13, 2022 Full Review Morgan Rojas Cinemacy Seeing the 2018 film's Rotten Tomatoes score may make you hesitant to invest two hours into watching this new version, and unfortunately The Director's Cut doesn't add enough to improve that thought. Rated: 2/5 Apr 29, 2021 Full Review Jason Adams Pajiba The Director's Cut, I will say up front, is a better movie than the even-flatter 2018 version was... Still, this film has little insight into Mapplethorpe's artistic drives (save fame and sex and drugs oh my!). Apr 2, 2021 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation I'm glad Timoner got another crack at this "Basquiat-ish" life. But this "director's cut" doesn't appear to have done the film or its subject any favors. Rated: 2/4 Mar 30, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member This is a beautiful film that stuck with me for days. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Mapplethorpe, The Director's Cut provided a beautiful glimpse into Robert Mapplethorpe's life. I especially enjoyed the added footage and new soundtrack. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe was among the most consequential and controversial artists of the 20th Century. "Mapplethorpe, The Director's Cut," offers restored scenes depicting Mapplethorpe's childhood love of photography, his embattled relationship with his father, and his lingering, ambivalent connection to the Catholic faith. The film follows Robert's important love affair with Patti Smith and his subsequent, pivotal romance with powerhouse art collector Sam Wagstaff. We see Mapplethorpe's development of a precise, erotically-charged photographic style, along with his ultimately successful struggle to attain mainstream recognition--a status interrupted, although barely halted, by his untimely death from AIDS. "Mapplethorpe, The Director's Cut," portrays a nuanced portrait of an artist at the height of his craft, along with the self-destructive impulses that threatened to undermine everything he prized.
      Director
      Ondi Timoner
      Producer
      Richard J. Bosner, Eliza Dushku, Nate Dushku, Ondi Timoner
      Screenwriter
      Ondi Timoner, Mikko Alanne
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 2, 2021
      Runtime
      1h 54m