Although expertly crafted and executed, “She Dies Tomorrow” is definitely an art film – and one that is abrasive and befuddling at that.
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” plays out very much like the painting of a masterpiece. It takes its time, slowly sketching out the skeleton. Its movements are careful and tender. Eventually, the details are filled in, and all of the elements come together to create something greater than the sum of its parts.