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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Polyglot's rating of the film Cameraperson

    Damn, Kristen is my new hero. ❤ :'p

  2. hemachandra's rating of the film Cameraperson

    this film is a wonderful collage-memoir of fragments of raw footage meant for the cutting room floor and reality

  3. Greengage girl's rating of the film Cameraperson

    After reading the reviews here, I find I largely agree with people who liked it a lot, and yet the criticisms that objected to the sometimes rocky transitions and occasional lack of context resonated as well. But, in the end, was moved by much of the humanity she revealed, both hers and that of others. Makes me want to see more of her work.

  4. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Cameraperson

  5. Jenny Coldpussy's rating of the film Cameraperson

    I was ready to see a boring, indulgent collage of someone else's memories, but instead, I was surprised with an exciting, scarring, almost time-travelling experience (some scenes made me feel that I was right there and then... as if they were my memories). One of the most moving and strange things I've ever seen.

  6. Matthew Martens's rating of the film Cameraperson

    Interesting to see the range of responses to this film here. I went into it expecting at least to be consistently engaged by the shot-making, and I was not disappointed on that score. Interweaving her own family life into passages from a variety of territories marked by trauma--war, rape, displacement, a mother's suicide--was a dicey move, but Johnson makes it work. The uplift is slight, the sadness stark.

  7. steeeeellaaaaa's rating of the film Cameraperson

    expected a poetic video essay, got a punch in the stomach

  8. GoSpeedGo!'s rating of the film Cameraperson

    One would expect that these images, torn out of the body of their respective films, will suddenly lose their power. Here, the opposite is true. I loved the initial randomness that slowly revealed patterns and themes. This could have been a total disaster, but instead it's a total humanistic masterpiece.

  9. Pavel Dumitrescu's rating of the film Cameraperson

  10. Renton47's rating of the film Cameraperson

    I guess a kind of response to the notion of the camera being objective, taking agency for the shots the filmmaker deemed unnecessary, which often coincide with moments of great human empathy behind the camera. A question posed of whether pointing the camera (or watching it) can be enough, and wisely unanswered. Less a memoir than exploration for meaning, of which I found plenty. Begs us to look, look, act.

  11. smndvdcl's rating of the film Cameraperson

    Every aspiring documentarian should see this; a snapshot collection of illuminating moments that may not have the pristine cinematographic grandeur of Fricke's 'Baraka' and 'Samsara' but more than compensates through KJ's authentic integration with a variety of cultures and contexts. If you are a traveller, why not turn that hobby into an account of the smorgasbord of humanity?

  12. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film Cameraperson

  13. Yugosalvia Plath's rating of the film Cameraperson

  14. ssolf's rating of the film Cameraperson

    The last scene alone is so tremendously powerful. I loved every moment of this. I left the cinema feeling inspired.

  15. Blue Roses's rating of the film Cameraperson

  16. Jacob Bearchum's rating of the film Cameraperson

    A beautiful moving memoir/documentary. A reminder that the personal/specific is universal, and that art is people and people are the why.

  17. Aardsy's rating of the film Cameraperson

    Fragmented and frustrating.

  18. Mario Tomchev's rating of the film Cameraperson

    in the time of Human, Heart of a Dog and La Deuxieme Nuit, this just isn't giving enough

  19. MATTEO BITTANTI's rating of the film Cameraperson

    Highly problematic on a variety of levels and yet mesmerizing.

  20. msmichel's rating of the film Cameraperson

    Frankly over-rated documentary from cinematographer Kirsten Johnson who has made a self described 'self-portrait' by editing various scenes that she has shot together leaving the audience to interpret the impact and meaning. Some see this as profound but I see it as emotionally void and without much impact. Better off seeing the films she shot.

  21. saitosouta's rating of the film Cameraperson

    WHAT!???!!!!!!??? Is this "Cameraperson" everybody talk & praise, really???!!?!? I can't believe this is That "Cameraperson," I can't stand this pompous incoherence & fragmentarily discursive editing with which Johnson confuses cinematic technique like saying "Hey audiences, I put footages here so you interpret this as you like, Byebye!" I think this is "Suicide Squad" documentary version. Boring as hell.

  22. William Low's rating of the film Cameraperson

    The Wind Will Carry Us transform into documentary

  23. Jason's rating of the film Cameraperson

    Expected it to be profound. Concept is itself profound. Self-portrait via residuum. Think frenetic James Benning meets soporific Jonas Mekas, but very much an extension of popular documentary practices. What I was not expecting was to find a movie so sorta completely depressing and weirdly spiritually void. Life is unpleasant and a lot of work. Some pertinent stuff towards the end, however, of tremendous insight.

  24. Graf von Zahl's rating of the film Cameraperson

    Treasury full of inspirations. Adding at least five new films to my 'to watch' list

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