Thursday, 7 April 2016
Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World (2014)
It was filmed in the year leading up to his death. He looks worn out, as if the amazing talent he carried for so long has extracted a toll and he's merely waiting for the inevitable; even conversing seems laborious for him.
The fly on the wall moments are coupled with interviews of his many aides and slow-moving appreciations of the art, so it's for fans of the paintings not his film work, because, while Alien is featured, his other projects are either blink and you'll miss it (Dune) or mentioned/shown only briefly (Species).
3½ shelved skulls out of 5