final portrait

SXSW Interview: Armie Hammer reflects on working with Geoffrey Rush and Stanley Tucci for Final Portrait

March 11, 2018

Fresh from shooting hot dog cannons at the Academy Awards (yes, that actually happened), we caught up with actor Armie Hammer at SXSW to talk about his work in the acclaimed film Final Portrait (which we gave four stars right here).... Continue Reading

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Film Review: Stanley Tucci’s Final Portrait (USA, 2017) is filled with effortless charm

October 4, 2017

We meet Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) in a state of supreme boredom – another day, another exhibition. With his hair sticking up, and a cigarette hanging eternally from his lips, he looks like a crumpled echidna whose snout is on fire, but who cares. It’s James Lord (Armie Hammer) who bothers to bring us this tale. By the end, Giacometti has made a mockery of both James’ narration and enthusiasm; first by telling the art writer that it will take him one afternoon to paint his portrait, and then by taking over two weeks to not quite do so.... Continue Reading

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Win a double pass to see Final Portrait starring Geoffrey Rush in cinemas

September 19, 2017

In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, the American writer and art-lover James Lord is asked by his friend, the world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, Giacometti assures Lord, will take only a few days. Flattered and intrigued, Lord agrees.... Continue Reading

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Final Portrait (UK/USA, 2017) can’t overcome its bland setting

June 19, 2017

Based on a memoir by American writer James Lord and adapted for the screen by actor Stanley Tucci, Final Portrait is a concise passion project with committed performances and evident production care that sadly doesn’t overcome its bland setting.... Continue Reading

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