David Holzman's Diary ★★★★½

I didn't know a whole lot about David Holzman's Diary before watching it, but I certainly didn't expect it to be so unnerving. Holzman, played by L.M. Kit "My Career Makes No Sense Because I Wrote Chainsaw Massacre 2" Carson, is a cloying character and his descent into pretentious, dangerous behaviour is distressing. Like F for Fake, it unpacks ideas of truth and reality, but it also explores the havoc and perversion of permanently attaching a camera to oneself. The techniques McBride uses to create a feeling of realism are brilliant, and I loved the more left of field stylistic moments (the photo-booth sequence, the silent tracking through city streets). A strange, fascinating document that creates something significant out of almost nothing.