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'At Eternity's Gate' review: Willem Dafoe, Oscar Isaac enter a vivid van Gogh landscape

A broken visionary endures a harsh, nearly penniless life, for a while, while making the world a richer place one unfashionable canvas at a time.

With a story like that, it's no wonder any new film about Vincent van Gogh tends to put moviegoers in a defensive crouch. Yet an improbable number of filmmakers of very different temperaments have successfully envisioned the Dutch Post-Impressionist's acts of tormented creation on screen.

What did van Gogh see, exactly? We know his

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