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The Time Being (2012)

Not Rated  |   |  Mystery  |  23 July 2013 (USA)
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An artist meets a mysterious and wealthy benefactor and their relationship is not what it appears to be.

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An artist meets a mysterious and wealthy benefactor and their relationship is not what it appears to be.

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An Artist's Journey
13 September 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Another masterful performance by stage and screen veteran Frank Langella, anchors this visually sumptuous but remote depiction of the relationship that begins when a selfish dying man hires a young struggling artist (Wes Bentley) for a series of enigmatic video assignments. A dull actor with intense eyes, Bentley brings very little energy to his role as a neglectful father and husband consumed by his love for the canvas. As a result, the drama remains tentative until the emotional heart of the film, a character played by Sarah Paulson,arrives towards the finale. The culminating set piece, involving Langella's final gift to his family is devastating in its emotional power and visual simplicity, but over all the film feels more of a cinematic exercise than a satisfying dramatic story.


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