Movie Review: Crumb

Crumb_poster_48953Terry Zwigoff’s profound documentary Crumb (A-) covers the life of an underground artist and his dysfunctional family with brazen and bizarre panache. Scored with nickelodeon-style threepenny opera music and riddled with the art that made its subject famous, the film chronicles Robert Crumb’s disturbing influences and countercultural outputs (he’s the guy who first shocked with the X-rated Fritz the Cat character). Playing out like a psychedelic horrorshow, the film is like a sketchbook with Crumb’s stream of consciousness continually building the narrative, and you just can’t look away.

I've reviewed films for more than 20 years. Current movie reviews of new theatrical releases and direct-to-video or streaming films are added weekly to the Silver Screen Capture movie news site. Many capsule critiques originally appeared in expanded form in my syndicated Lights Camera Reaction column.

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Posted in 1994

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