It took an artist like Robert Altman — well versed in all the joys and indignities of creation — to make such a perceptive film about what it takes to be an artist. Mainly, money. Tim Roth stars as Vincent van Gogh, who spends the hours when he’s not creating masterpieces trying to get money to create masterpieces. Paul Rhys plays his brother Theo, an art gallery manager who tries to get Vincent’s work into the hands of the moneyed class. The two have a contentious relationship. Tim Roth plays Vincent with the appropriate glower and Altman holds back on his usual tics. No overlapping dialogue or virtuosic camerawork here. Just a story that needs no frills.