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The Square

Tweet Review by Dean Duncan Mar 11, 2015 @deanduncan63

Saw J. Noujaim’s #TheSquare. Omni-praise on Twitter. Me, I’m remembering that important and worthy don’t automatically mean good.

#TheSquare. Doc scholar Bill Nichols (1991, 2001) tells us that observational docs are good at crisis. Analysis, not so much. Definitely true here!

#TheSquare. Problems w’ character/s performing their passion for the camera. Sincere, yes, youth, definitely. Poli-insight, not so much …

… J.N.’s Control Room (q.v.), also present-tense, is way more coherent. Might be because its witnesses/social actors are also journalists, or, simply, adults.