Zachary Wigon

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  • 5 months ago | Film Reviews

    It seems as if, for every 10 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 docum...

  • 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...

  • 9 months ago | Film and TV

    Citizenfour opens at the Angelika on November 21. 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 pri...

  • "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...

  • "You've got something deep inside you, and you've got to face that fear," an ex-track coach (Richard Jenkins) tells his pupil (Kelly Blatz) in 4 Minute Mile. "Otherwise you'll turn out to be me -- and you don't want that. But if you do...

  • Slightly charming and mostly simplistic, Don McKellar's The Grand Seduction feels made for Netflix's Watch Instantly feature -- pleasant enough but mostly forgotten with your next selection. The breezily told comedy is set in Tickle Head,...

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