“My Kid Could Paint That,” review by Maitland McDonagh

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His curiosity piqued by the human-interest story of a 4-year-old painter, documentary filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev set out to tackle persistent questions about nonfigurative art. If Marla’s paintings were being hailed as museum-quality art, then could a child really have produced, say, Jackson Pollock’s distinctive drips and squiggles? But Bar-Lev’s film wound up being about a very different subject. Read more

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Maitland McDonagh

Formerly TVGuide.com's senior movies editor/reviewer, Maitland McDonagh now has her own site, Miss FlickChick.com, and freelances for Film Comment, Time Out NY and other publications. She has written four books -- Broken Mirrors Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento, Filmmaking on the Fringe, The 50 Most Erotic Films of All Time and Movie Lust -- and contributed to many others, including Film Out of Bounds, Fantasy Females, The Last Great American Picture Show and Exile Cinema. Read McDonagh's recent artilces below. For her Women On Film archive, type "Maitland McDonagh" into the Search Box (upper right corner of screen).