REVIEW – High Art (1995)

A new month and a new batch of reviews from VideoVista.  Here is my review of Lisa Cholodenko’s really rather spiffing High Art.

A comparison that occurs to me just now is that High Art is, in some ways, like an art house version of The Devil Wears Prada (2006) or How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (2008) except that rather than presenting the desire to prostitute oneself in order to get ahead in journalism as something a) natural and b) easily walked away from with few consequences, High Art presents it as profoundly soul destroying and incredibly costly.

I’m also pretty sure that a lot of other critics took this to be a fairly straight-forward tragic LGBT love story.