Zachary Wigon

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  • 5 months ago | Film Reviews

    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 ...

  • 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...

  • "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...

  • 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,...

  • In an era when Hollywood considers destroying whole cities obligatory for blockbusters, it's refreshing to recall a time when such fantastical demolition had a poignant significance. You can feel it in Ishiro Honda's Godzilla, receiving a...

  • "This was the summer I figured out who I am," someone states toward the end of Small Time, Joel Surnow's filmmaking debut. The sentiment isn't implausible or completely unearned, but its on-the-nose articulation exemplifies a problem with...

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