Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (2008) For 18 months, director Scott Hicks ( Shine ) followed Philip Glass around with a camera, and when the famous composer isn't scoring a film… 2008-04-18 Unrated PT118M Documentary Musical Koch Lorber
Movie Review

Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (2008)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Philip Glass | HEART OF GLASS Share 18 months in the life of the composer in Portrait of Philip
HEART OF GLASS Share 18 months in the life of the composer in Portrait of Philip
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Apr 18, 2008; Rated: Unrated; Length: 118 Minutes; Genres: Documentary, Musical; Distributor: Koch Lorber

For 18 months, director Scott Hicks (Shine) followed Philip Glass around with a camera, and when the famous composer isn't scoring a film with Woody Allen or premiering an opera in Erfurt, Germany, he's cooking pizzas, walking along the beach, or talking with his two little boys on iChat. For fans, Glass is an informal and affectionate demystification of the artist that — like most movies about creators — can't quite penetrate the mysteries of the art; it plays best as a long hang-out session with a friendly 70-year-old. B

Originally posted Apr 17, 2008 Published in issue #988-989 Apr 25, 2008 Order article reprints