Indiwire on Madonna’s new film


Dear Shaded Viewers,

Excerpt from a review in Indiewire:

Considering that everything she does is subject to tabloid scrutiny, I can’t help but respect the courage it took for Madonna to make, and then show to the public, a film as honest, unpolished, and staggeringly naive as “Filth and Wisdom.” In every respect the work of an amateur, this is I’ll figure-it-out-as-I-go filmmaking, by turns exciting, tedious, disarming, and god-awful. By all accounts, Madonna approached “Filth and Wisdom” with appropriate degrees of humility, wonder, and experimentation — albeit with an actual budget and accomplished associates — and for all I know she’s now set to make a mature film. But unlike the school kid or backyard Spielberg, her flawed first try is coming to a theater or VOD box near you. Somehow I think she’ll persevere. And, unlike the vulnerable greenhorn she resembles here, she’ll remain unscathed by reviews such as this one.

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Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.