Review: See Know Evil (2018)

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See Know Evil

Release Date: November 9, 2018
VOD Release Date: October 1, 2019

Run Time: 1 hour & 30 minutes

Reviewed By: Adam

“From New York-based filmmaker Charlie Curran, See Know Evil is an uncensored look into the short life of 90’s Italian-American fashion photographer and youth culture icon, Davide Sorrenti. Known for prodigious photos and ending “heroin chic”, this is the story of a young photographer and how he came to define an era.

Born to a family of celebrated fashion photographers, and with a terminal disease that gave him a fearless approach to life and art, Davide Sorrenti took 1990s New York City by storm. Possessed of natural talent and tuned in to youth culture, he landed magazine spreads in Interview while still a teen. As revealed in See Know Evil, both Davide’s photography—raw, real and rejecting overt glamor—and his personal life came to be associated with heroin chic, leaving an indelible imprint on the world of fashion.”

For a documentary to take something or someone that I know nothing about and make me genuinely interested in their story, that is a job well done! See Know Evil does just that. Davide Sorrenti was a prodigy and a prodigy I knew nothing about. I also had no idea what “heroin chic” was either until now.

One of my own hobbies is photography, so obviously I became even more interested in his story. Davide was amazing and could be a household name today, but he was taken at a young age from a terminal disease. Even though he found his way into heroin, it was ultimately the disease that got him. Bravo to the director, Charlie Curran, for bringing this story to life and creating the film in such a way that I became far more interested than I could have imagined. Having Milla Jovovich in the documentary was an added bonus too. I’ve been a huge fan of her from the Resident Evil movies.

If you happen across See Know Evil, stop and give it a watch. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

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Reel ROB Rating: 6.75 out of 10 stars

Post Credits Scene: No


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