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The Time Being: movie review

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars
The Time Being
The Time Being

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

Every artist needs a Borgia; for a struggling Southern California painter (Wes Bentley), that patron saint is Warner Dax (Frank Langella), a mysterious man of means. The older gentleman keeps commissioning his ward to videotape seemingly unrelated occurrences: a particular playgound jungle gym, a specific tour at San Francisco’s de Young Museum. There’s a reason for his eccentric requests, of course, and most viewers will solve the puzzle early on. Except once they’ve done that, they won’t find much here besides Langella’s typically austere performance, some lazy character sketches (what’s up with the one-note shrewish wife?) and the sensation one gets after having watched paint dry, painfully slowly, on a canvas.

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Written by David Fear

Cast and crew

  • Director:Nenad Cicin-Sain
  • Cast:
    • Wes Bentley
    • Frank Langella
    • Sarah Paulson
    • Ahna O’Reilly
    • Corey Stoll
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