Hotel Monterey

Hotel Monterey ★★★★★

The truest (and objectivity best) documentary I’ve ever seen. At times agonizing but an ultimately fulfilling hour spent in dead still silence, trapped with myself, looking. Refreshing not to be bothered by the influence of audible noise—chatter or opinions or the emotional sway of music. Or the visual power of movement and edits. To be invisible and get to sit back and exhale and stare secretly and think to yourself however you want about a specific time and place. I found the documented subject provocative, terrifying and beautiful.

Streamed on Criterion Channel