Beuys ★★

Josef Beuys was a really interesting artist. It's fun to listen to him, to watch what he does, to look through photos of his works. That's why this doc is watchable. It's not, however, better than randomly hopping through Beuys videos on YouTube, or reading his wikipedia page. The documentary doesn't seem to have a thesis beyond "Beuys was strange, he ruffled feathers, he had some personal problems." It's disjointed, doesn't take any firm stances on anything, and is weak stylistically. Good subject, pretty bad movie.