Losing Ground

Losing Ground ★★★★½

A seismic, equally heady and earthy concoction, bubbling with biting humor and delicious whims of meta-play to underscore the all-too crushing, outright freeing dramatic dirge at its core.

That tension Kathleen Collins derives from the dissolution of a marriage, the seeming tug-o-war between that of artistry and academia, performance and philosophy, chaos, spiritual-ecstasy and order is vital, inspiring stuff. This is a film about awakening as much as it is about reimagining, reclaiming and destroying in order to create. 

ps. Duane Jones’s entrance is an all-timer.

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