Zama ★★★½

A bit bewildering as a project, since it sees Martel jettisoning her existing style (which bounded forward in The Headless Woman) in favor of a new approach. What results is formally impressive in a different way, using multiple planes to emphasize the chaos of a world that's only partially colonized, yet to me more studied and distancing than her previous work. I'm not sure that what I saw brought me new insight into colonialism (Herzog got here over 40 years ago), yet there is a droll attitude here that makes this hopeless, Godot-style tale enjoyable even as it feels inconsequential. 


66/100