Basquiat (1996)

R   |    |  Biography, Drama


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The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.


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  • Gary Oldman co-stars as Albert Milo
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18 March 1999 | SKG-2
9
| Fascinating look at New York art world
I'm a sucker for movies set in New York City, which is one reason I decided to see this, that and the supporting cast. I don't know much about Basquiat, his life or work, so I don't know how accurate the movie is, nor do I know much about art, but this film drew me in. I know the film was made by a friend and compatriot of Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, and if there's a weakness, it's that sometimes we feel this is an inside job. Nevertheless, we do go inside the art world, get to know about graffiti, and we get to understand what makes Basquiat tick. I also thought Jeffrey Wright was good in the title role. The supporting cast were all first-rate as well.

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