Arakimentari (2004)

Nobuyoshi Araki is Japan's most famous and notorious photographer. In a culture where complete female nudity is frowned upon even in men's magazines, Araki has been acclaimed and condemned for his photo books and exhibitions which… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 18, 2004
DVD Release Date: August 2, 2005
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Edward Crouse
Village Voice

Uncritical as the movie is, it's a pity no one's hip to the possibility that he's endlessly repeating his greatest work of the 1980s.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

More of a sketch than a fully developed portrait, Arakimentari is an up-close and generally impersonal introduction to the Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Viewers are left to draw their own conclusions, which inevitably will be colored by individual reactions to unabashed frontal nudity.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

It would have helped if Araki's critics had more of a say.

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Klose brilliantly captures Araki's spirit, both through his personality and his work.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Illuminating, if not exactly edifying.

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Scott Foundas

Offers a fast, efficient and richly satisfying look at an iconoclastic artist and his groundbreaking work.

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Christopher Null

If Araki is a genius, you get the sense that somewhat might ought to explain why.

Eric Campos
Film Threat

Filmmaker Travis Klose does his best to showcase Araki, a man who he obviously admires, in the best light possible and he succeeds.

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