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Jun 18, 2012A prominently powerful innovative documentary film which explores not only life of a writer but also expressed the characters' perspectives toward "life" in such an extreme horrowing way. Everything about this film is so new and has been perfectly mixed that it becomes one of my favorite documentary films of 2010.
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An innovative hybrid of documentary, staged reading, fictional feature, and confessional, The Arbor defies categorization not merely for art's sake - although its artistry is without question - but because conventional forms seem inadequate for such a harrowing story.
Barnard's film, as if nervous of being felled by the straightforward, sinewy thump of Dunbar's writing, ducks and weaves in a series of sly approaches. [2 May 2011, p. 89]