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Basquiat

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Basquiat

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
David Bowie, Julian Schnabel, Jeffrey Wright, Willem Dafoe, Benicio Del Toro, Claire Forlani, Courtney Love, Tatum O'Neal, Parker Posey, Christopher Walken
director:
Julian Schnabel
author:
Phoebe Hoban
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

To help tell the story of Jean-Michael Basquiat, the doomed New York graffiti artist-turned-Warhol protege, Basquiat‘s curious film soundtrack references early 1980s eclecticism with tracks from Grandmaster Flash, Tom Waits, and the Pogues while debuting notable covers — the most impressive of which are the Toadies’ chain-saw take on Talking Heads’ ”I’m Not in Love” and PJ Harvey’s lugubrious reading of ”Is That All There Is?” B

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