Zama ★★★★½

"Martel’s cinema is fundamentally a voyeur’s cinema: it is a cinema of bodies. But we must distinguish a voyeur’s cinema from a voyeuristic cinema, as there is little pleasure to be extracted from viewing the bodies she offers up onscreen. We are made to watch, but despite the sumptuous, sensorial quality of her work, we are not meant to take pleasure in what we watch. Zama is a fever dream, a visual palette of varied tones and textures married to an exquisite and uncanny soundscape, but it is also a nightmare."

more on ZAMA, the best movie of 2018, over at Cinematary.

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