Each time I rewatch the film, I feel more appreciation for the work Jean Hagen does as Lina Lamont.
If you make a "nonpartisan" film about a Senate election in 2018 and only include interviews with white male "experts," you have already decided to give your doc a certain viewpoint. The idea that such a perspective is unbiased is a whole can of worms -- suffice it to say, if more voices of women (besides Beto's family members)/people of color had been included, this documentary could have been a much stronger work.
Watched a completely silent version of this, and I sincerely wished there was an accompanying score. The last segment of the film is powerful enough to stand on its own, but the first part calls for the kind of emotional hint that a score could help with.
Falconetti delivers such a performance that is appears you are watching her having a nervous breakdown on film. I've never seen anything like it.
I also appreciated the unusual angles the director used,…