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Point and Shoot

Point and Shoot
  • 2014
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Marshall Curry
  • Written by: Marshall Curry
  • UK release: 16 January 2015

Documentary about – and partly by – Matt VanDyke, a Baltimore filmmaker who joined the Arab Spring revolutions on the side of the insurgents. At no point does director Curry dare to plunge into VanDyke's motivations for fighting against Gaddafi's forces and the overall effect is flat, meaningless and curiously rehearsed.

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Point and Shoot

12 Jan 20152 stars

Marshall Curry's flawed film documents Matt VanDyke's quest for masculinity

You can tell a lot about a documentary from its closing frames. In Point and Shoot the Oscar-nominated writer-director Marshall Curry asks a summing-up question of his subject Matt VanDyke, an OCD-suffering Baltimore filmmaker turned Arab Spring…

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