Well Worth Watching
You don’t need to be a climbing enthusiast to marvel at Free Solo. With its extraordinary cinematography, nothing can match the wonders of humans and nature, and the sheer movie-going suspense, captured in this acclaimed documentary by filmmakers Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (Meru).
Based on a short story by Let the Right One In author John Ajvide Lindqvist, Border seamlessly fuses social commentary, fantasy, and psychological insight to tell the story of Tina (Eva Melander) — a woman born with a facial “disfiguration,” a strange scar on her tailbone, and the ability to sense or smell how people feel. (more…)
While shrinking in population, 46 million people still live in rural Mid-American towns, making them important formative centers for politics and values. In the aftermath of the 2016 election, journalists had to reckon with being out of touch with some of these red-state areas. In his own way, Wiseman helps fill that void with his latest film by immersing us in a corner of the Midwest seldom depicted on film.