February 27, 2013 Leave a comment
Directed by: Kurt Kuenne (I’d say he’s a mostly amateur filmmaker, though I hope he achieves some measure of success after watching this film)
Written by: Kuenne
Starring: Documentaries rarely “star” people, and in the case of Dear Zachary, there are no famous people at all
What it’s about: a documentary detailing the shocking and appalling events that took place after the murder of Andrew Bagby
What I liked: It felt like a movie that was made with passion, and not just loving passion, but justifiable raging passion. When you see a movie like this, hopefully you don’t wonder why I get so angry about stuff that Hollywood directors shit out. This is a documentary that defiantly has an agenda, and unlike a Michael Moore-directed doc, the facts are all easily researchable and impossible to deny. I don’t like saying that “I liked” how surprising the story was, because holy shit, no, it is positively devastating to watch these events unfold.
What I disliked: There were some technical issues that I didn’t really appreciate, such as the occasional instances where a virtual cacophony of voices were speaking at once and while I do appreciate the artistic intention, it didn’t do much for me. That is all, oh except for the fact that I am horrified and goddamn embarrassed about the judicial system in my country.
Would I recommend it to anyone?: Yes, but it is a movie you probably won’t ever want to watch again.
Rating: 4 / 5