PRINT December 2018


J. Hoberman

  Errol Morris, Wormwood, 2017, still from a TV show on Netflix. Episode 3. “The Forbidden Threshold.” Frank Olson (Peter Sarsgaard).

WORMWOOD (Errol Morris) I saw this six-episode, four-hour-long mix of documentary interviews and dramatic reconstructions in mid-December 2017 and have been haunted by it ever since. Wormwood delves into the notorious case of army biologist Frank Olson, who became the unwitting guinea pig of the CIA’s LSD experiments and in 1953 dove to his death from a hotel window. An examination of obsession as well as a chilling Cold War mystery, Wormwood entwines Olson’s story with that of his brilliant son Eric, who has devoted his life to (or thrown it away on) an attempt to know the unknowable.

Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman, 2018, 35 mm and 16 mm transferred to 4K video, color, sound, 174 minutes. David Duke (Topher Grace).

LE LIVRE D’IMAGE (Jean-Luc Godard) In what might (or might not) be his last film, Godard muses on technology, history, revolution, cinema, the West’s relationship to the Arab world, and human extinction. An often-frenzied assemblage of manipulated found footage largely shot in North

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