If it bleeds, it leads

What: “Christine”

Where seen: Netflix

100 word review:

Haunting, uncomfortable and very effective look at a woman battling personal demons before losing the fight very publicly.

Rebecca Hall is Oscar-worthy playing real-life TV journalist Christine Chubbuck, who answered her station’s emphasis on “If it bleeds, it leads!” by shooting herself in front of a horrified audience.

Director Antonio Campos handles sensitive subject matter with grace, and the film is an emotional gut-punch.

Even if you know where the film is headed, and it would be hard not to, watching Hall fall to pieces one strained conversation at a time is to see an actress in her prime.

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