I’m just going to say it: I don’t trust the opinions of Roberta Smith, and I don’t think she’s a great writer. Let me refresh the memories of the people who endlessly rain praise over her with a quote or two from her recent review of Eve Sussman’s The Rape of the Sabine Women. “Extravagantly beautiful, endlessly noble” she proclaims. Experiencing the film “is like eating a chocolate chip cookie made of nothing but the chips.”
Related: My thoughts on Sussman’s film here.