It occasionally succumbs to the pitfalls of the mock-thriller kitsch it slyly dismantles, but it’s made up for in a wry visual style that satirically paints a vibrant crime fantasia.
Nina Davenport doesn’t seem interested in taming her unwieldy vanity, and thus her documentary reads as a Match.com profile recontextualized as cinema narcissismo.
The film presents a deep investigation into the U.S. drug war with research as exhaustive as the list of negatives to describe the conflict.
A prismatic meditation on an entire nation, Eliav Lilti’s documentary is history as abstraction.
Critically reviled upon release and ripe for reappraisal, the film’s title may (hopefully) prove sweetly prophetic.
We’re never far away from a crude digression demoting an ethereal sense of artistry to hunkered-down artifice.