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Samuel Wells's rating of the film The Republic

It is bold to create an avant garde film that is three and a half hours. It is bolder still to create a recording of people reading a script and call it an avant garde film. And further still to make it a piece about mundane life, not learning from the greater minds of Welles who knew how to tell a story without showing. The Republic does not paint a picture adequately, and it if did it would still be boring. A waste