Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art ★★★

In style, this is a totally generic talking-heads documentary even by Netflix standards. But it tells an intricate story well, with resonance beyond the immediate details. Jackson Pollock's work is widely hated and seen as an example of the emptiness of 20th-century art because viewers think they could dump a few paint cans on a canvas and make something that looks identical. MADE YOU LOOK goes into the process of pinning down the identifying traits of an artist and their work, especially Pollock's. It also raises the question of whether an artist's name matters more than whether their work is beautiful. If a forged Rothko painting moves you, does it matter if it was really made by him or an anonymous but talented crook? The answer probably depends on whether you can spare $5 million for it.