During it's first half you're convinced you have found the great overlooked film of 2016: the colours and the framing and the smart dialogue... it all zips along like PTA scripted by Aaron Sorkin. But it seems to lose something halfway through, with deepening pacing and construction problems. Yet it never takes away from Rebecca Hall's astonishing performance.
Incredible performance and actualising of the infamous Chubbuck. Hall's performance is uncanny - a true method aficionado in action. Campos' direction is his most formalist effort to date and the complexity of characterisation transcends the caricatures of previous efforts. Society's supposed 'losers' are anything but - and while Christine's notoriety acts as a cautionary tale, there is nothing inhumane about her.
Rebecca Hall gives one of the most riveting performances of the year in this tale about journalist Christine Chubbuck. The mental disintegration and daily humiliations are so well captured In Hall's turn here but this is a performance piece of the first order all the way down the cast list. J-Smith Cameron and Maria Dizzia are also excellent here with fine turns by Michael C. Hall and Tracy Letts as well.
Campos' direction is subtle throughout, focusing more on details and less on sensationalism, and in doing so countering with finesse the narrative's sense of irony. In perfect sync with the filmmaker's vision is Hall-alongside a wonderfully effective supporting cast-who delivers a meticulous, heartbreaking and consistently compelling performance.