Gould has made one of the few great films I’ve seen about writing. Sly and sprightly, Obit brings a visual energy to the act of white-collar workers typing on keyboards. She smartly sets the film within a single day. As such, the print deadlines and pitch sessions build tension as we follow the arc of an obit from “Who’s dead?” in the morning to the final product in the next day’s paper. We trace each step of the process in rigorous, satisfying detail.
April 24, 2016