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Willem Dafoe is an impassioned van Gogh in this fascinating yet frustrating biopic

Nov 20, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

Julian Schnabel's fascinating and at times frustrating new drama about Vincent van Gogh, "At Eternity's Gate," exists, as its title suggests, in a liminal space. Much like the painter, who died without the recognition he deserved, the movie approaches greatness without quite achieving it.

Set in the final 21/2 years of van Gogh's life - beginning with his meeting the painter Paul Gauguin in late 1887, and ending with the artist's death in the summer of 1890 - the film, which stars an unc...