Acute Misfortune

Acute Misfortune

Acute Misfortune

Based on Erik Jensen's award-winning book about his journalistic tug-of-war relationship with acclaimed - but problematic - artist Adam Cullen.

2018Rating: MA15+, Strong coarse language90 minsAustralia
True Story & Biography
66%
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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A beautifully made and intensely thoughtful portrait of the life of controversial Archibald-winning painter Adam Cullen, based on the journalist and Saturday Paper editor Erik Jensen's wild and compelling book of the same name.

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The Age

The Age

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While Thomas M. Wright's adaptation of Jensen's memoir of the same name attempts to frame this as an encounter from which both gained, it never quite becomes explicable as anything other than a bully-victim relationship.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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Cullen is now the recipient of a blistering, no-holds-barred cinematic portrait that, like his artwork, relentlessly flouts convention, inspires questions and courts a strong, complicated reaction.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An artist biopic that swaggeringly busts the limitations of the well-worn subgenre, Acute Misfortune is one of the year's most striking and accomplished directorial debuts.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A beautifully made and intensely thoughtful portrait of the life of controversial Archibald-winning painter Adam Cullen, based on the journalist and Saturday Paper editor Erik Jensen's wild and compelling book of the same name.

5.0
0
The Age

The Age

press

While Thomas M. Wright's adaptation of Jensen's memoir of the same name attempts to frame this as an encounter from which both gained, it never quite becomes explicable as anything other than a bully-victim relationship.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Cullen is now the recipient of a blistering, no-holds-barred cinematic portrait that, like his artwork, relentlessly flouts convention, inspires questions and courts a strong, complicated reaction.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An artist biopic that swaggeringly busts the limitations of the well-worn subgenre, Acute Misfortune is one of the year's most striking and accomplished directorial debuts.

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