Charles Bramesco is a film and television critic living in Brooklyn. His work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Newsweek, Forbes, Nylon, Vulture, The A.V. Club, Indiewire, The Dissolve, Vox and Pitchfork.
The new film — which tells the story of P.T. Barnum — is a first-order bamboozle, a movie that shies away from every opportunity to back up the lofty ideals it peddles.
With his latest feature-length film, the acclaimed auteur is rewriting the rules of how movies get made.