Preview, Mads Mikkelson, Oscar Isaac and Willem Dafoe as Van Gogh “At Eternity’s Gate”

I had, quite frankly, written off that raving egomaniac Julian Schnabel after his last debacle.

But if anybody is going to do “Vincent” justice, even with an actor who should have played him 25 years ago, it would be the director of “Basquiat.”

Willem Dafoe is 63 when Van Gogh died at 37. But he still looks and sounds right, doesn’t he?

Check out the supporting cast — great French actors Mathieu Amalric from Schnabel’s “Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” Emmanuelle Seigner, Niels Arestrup, Rupert Friend.

“At Eternity’s Gate” is going to have to be pretty good to top the animated masterpiece “Loving Vincent.” 

Nov. 16 we will see if it is.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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