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Laura Poitras United States, 2010

Jason's rating of the film The Oath

Poitras sure knows where to go and where to point a camera in order to be of maximum use to us (!). Sometimes I take minor issue w/ the way she organizes her material. Not here. This one feels righteously rendered, though by virtue of an impressionist rather than a purely clinical set of artistic criteria (which might just be the same thing as saying the criteria are artistic). I liked feeling my way around this.