27 September 2010 | ontargetmediaproduction
A dark, but lovely movie. Looks and feels like a Caravaggio painting.
I.M. Caravaggio is drenched in symbolism for true art scholars, yet still manages to present basic facts for newer Caravaggio fans. A thrilling art-house masterpiece mixing the Italian Artist's most infamous traits: controversial works of art, chiaroscuro lighting, huge commissions and elite clientèle painted right next to prostitutes and street people - all set in modern Las Vegas with amazing music throughout.
First time Filmmaker Derek Stonebarger's non-linear biopic storytelling leads to an astounding plot sprinkled with abuse, deceit and greed, while newcomer Ryan Eicher is brilliant as the modern day Caravaggio. Even as the darkness fills the screen, you leave the film feeling rays of light from above and an awareness that the spirit of Caravaggio, whether good or bad, might be living inside of us all. Positively a must-see movie.