“Tim’s Vermeer”: Penn & Teller’s fascinating trick of the light


“Tim’s Vermeer” opens Friday at Sundance. PG-13, 1:20, three and a half stars out of four.

About a decade ago, I was lucky enough to do phone interviews with both Penn Jillette and his partner Teller ahead of an appearance at the old Madison Civic Center. I asked Jillette, after years of doing the same illusions over and over again before audiences, what kept him interested?

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