"A perfect time capsule of the controversy surrounding what constitutes art in the 21st century."
NEW YORK MAGAZINE CRITIC'S PICK
"Both enigmatic and thoroughly original."
"A portrait of the controversial American artist as a young terror."
"A provocation and an enigma...a remarkably assured debut."
"Lipes' camera quietly, beautifully sees all."
"The strangest, most intense film you've ever seen."
HAMMER TO NAIL
"One of the more audacious and revolutionary works of non-fiction to arrive in quite some time."
FILMMAKER MAGAZINE 25 NEW FACES OF INDEPENDENT FILM
"Lipes has created a document of how it works and what it means to be a working artist today."
"Captures archetypal conflicts that arise when a mad scientist must face a world that doesn't see it quite his way."
TIMEOUT NEW YORK
"Blurs the line between fantasy and reality."
"Evokes emotion from viewers, whether or not you appreciate Enright's work."
NY ART BEAT
"Intimate, unexpected, and very funny...but also stands as a mirthful, gently-subversive, and ultimately sweet tale."
"A measured and thoughtful construction."
THE FILM STAGE
"The mystery of the film is that element which makes it the most enigmatic, the unknown."
"A unique and highly enjoyable spectacle."
THE WALLSTREET JOURNAL
"Something like an inadvertent, indie riff on Antichrist
, although it's shot just as beautifully and was made before Lars Von Trier's film."
"A representation of the disconnect between the artist's perspective of the world and the world's perspective of the artist." - Matt Singer
"It's unclear whether Enright is a budding master or a sham." - Anthony Kaufman
"Doesn't contain the visual cues we associate with docs...[Lipes'] compositions are careful and lovely." - Alison Willmore
"Perhaps the most stunningly photographed documentary I've seen in years."
THE L MAGAZINE
"A compelling portrait of an artist who throws himself...and everyone around him headlong into his work."
"Brace yourself for one the most interesting post-viewing conversations you¹ll have about a film this year."
"A remarkable portrait."
"[Enright's] work has an eerie power that lingers."
ART IN AMERICA MAGAZINE
"Enright puts family, friends, and associates on the hot seat in the verité tradition."
"A fascinating and efficient narrative."
"Lipes firmly established himself as one of his generation¹s finest cinematographers in 2008 with the
remarkable one-two punch of Wild Combination
, but with this documentary, he
confirms that his talent extends to the director¹s chair. Lipes shoots his actual documentary like a
beautifully staged art film. The result is something truly distinct."