High Art
High Art (1998)

Lisa Cholodenko's Sundance award-winning romantic drama about a photo magazine editor and the heroin-addicted former photo prodigy with whom she falls in love is ripe in cliches and artifice, but features two of the year's best… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 12, 1998
DVD Release Date: July 27, 2004
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Emanuel Levy

A highlight of the 1998 Sundance Festival: Cholodenko depicts with unwavering veracity the breakup of one longtime lesbian relationship just as another, unexpected one begins. The acting of the three women, Sheedy Mitchell, and Clarkson, is superb.

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Beth Jones
Roanoke Times (Virginia)

Who knew Ally Sheedy was so sexy?

Dustin Putman

Marks the superior feature film debut of Cholodenko, as well as Sheedy's strongest, and best, role to date.

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Michael Dequina

Warmed-over Red Shoe Diaries episode wrapped in a blanket of pretension.

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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

A solid if diffident, strongly character-focused drama worth the time of those who appreciate shoegazing introspection for the High Art that it is.

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James Sanford

As a once-acclaimed photographer who drifted out of the New York art scene into a private world of drugs and dead-end relationships, Sheedy is a genuine revelation; gone are the days when she coasted by on charm and her girl-next-door smile.

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Brandon Judell

Solid, sexy drama with a dash of wit. Fine performances especially by Clarkson.

Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Needed some naked Radha (don't we all?)

Chris Grunden
Film Journal International

This affecting film is one of the year's more intriguing art-house entries, and doesn't deserve to be simply relegated to a niche audience.

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Leigh Ryan
Wonderfully cast and played out.
Dimitris Springer
Cholodenko's debut brims with luscious cinematography.Literally!!The trio is demanding in every frame,projecting the pessimism of life,abnormalities in… More
John Ballantine
This is the film that had everyone aflutter because here we have Ally Sheedy coming out of the woodwork years after the Breakfast Club and she is a les-bion.… More
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Absorbing psychological tug-of-war ensues for the attentions of fragile, reclusive photographer Lucy (Ally Sheedy) between her current girlfriend, junkie German… More