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  • 'Woman in Gold' an adequate film on dazzling Klimt painting

    'Woman in Gold' an adequate film on dazzling Klimt painting
    "That's quite a painting," someone says in "Woman in Gold" on first glimpsing Gustav Klimt's celebrated "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I," and anyone seeing the artwork in person during its brief visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art or at its current home at New York's Neue Galerie would have to agree.
  • 'Woman in Gold' sparks interest in true tale of stolen art

    A great story doesn't always translate into a great movie, even when Helen Mirren's on hand. "Woman in Gold," the based-on-fact tale of an elderly woman who spent many years fighting the Austrian government to reclaim paintings stolen from her family by...

    'Woman in Gold' brings Klimt legal battle to the big screen

    Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren may get top billing for the new drama "Woman in Gold," but she's not the one the title refers to — that would be Adele Bloch-Bauer I, the subject of a 1907 Gustav Klimt masterpiece that sparked a two-continent...

    'Woman in Gold' does what Clooney couldn't

    'Woman in Gold' does what Clooney couldn't
    At last, Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds in a movie together. It’s about time! No, this wasn’t something that absolutely had to happen, and thankfully “Woman in Gold” doesn’t cast these two in a love story meant to invert the...

    Human spirit on display in two films

    The protagonists of "Woman in Gold," starring Helen Mirren, and "Seymour: An Introduction," a documentary by Ethan Hawke, are both in their 80s, resilient individuals whose strength of spirit works like a lighthouse beam showing the way. In each of...