Zachary Wigon

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  • Hal Hartley is nothing if not the progenitor of his own carefully cultivated cinematic world: the Hartleyverse, always filled with comically affected characters, allusions to other works of art, and dry social commentary. It's all there in Ned...

  • 6 months ago | Film and TV

    It seems as if, for every ten issue-oriented documentaries that essentially function as long-form magazine articles with images attached, we get perhaps one doc that exemplifies the methods of “direct cinema” — the observational mode of documentar...

  • It seems as if, for every ten issue-oriented documentaries that essentially function as long-form magazine articles with images attached, we get perhaps one doc that exemplifies the methods of "direct cinema" -- the observational mode of...

  • 11 months ago | Film and TV

    With the first two documentaries in her post–9-11 trilogy -- My Country, My Country, a portrait of Iraq under American occupation, and The Oath, which focused on two Guantánamo Bay prisoners -- Laura Poitras seemed to be making a bid ...

  • "I think you have a problem with people," Rick Smolan (Adam Driver) informs Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska) in the middle of the desert. The utterance comes midway through Tracks, John Curran's true-story narrative of Davidson's 1,700-mile...

  • Early in Dan Krauss's The Kill Team a soldier shares that when he was about to enter a firefight, Kenny Loggins's "Danger Zone" would pop into his head. The emotional disconnect between a soldier's perception of reality and reality itself...

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