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by M.G. Mailloux Film Horizon Line

City Hall | Frederick Wiseman

Unlike Wiseman’s typically nuanced, curious documentary treatments, City Hall doesn’t have much to offer beyond standard homage to contemporary liberalism. What Frederick Wiseman does, at this point, can be boiled down to an easy elevator pitch, which at once vastly undersells the depth and…

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by Matt McCracken Film Horizon Line

Tesla | Michael Almereyda

Almereyda’s Experimenter-style mode is not as organic of a fit for the often compelling but ultimately overburdened Tesla. Having risen to renewed prominence on the indie circuit with 2015’s fourth wall-defying biopic Experimenter and 2017’s sci-fi drama of memory and quasi-dystopia Marjorie Prime, Michael Almereyda…

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by Daniel Gorman Film Horizon Line

She Dies Tomorrow | Amy Seimetz

She Dies Tomorrow is a fever-dreamy reflection of modern existential anxieties.  Rodney Ascher’s 2015 documentary The Nightmare follows multiple subjects that have experienced bouts of sleep paralysis, a real phenomenon involving the sensation of being lucid but with an inability to speak or move. It’s not…

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