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Recorder: The Marion Stokes Story uses one person's singular quest to illuminate the blurred line between brilliance and obsession. Read critic reviews

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Marion Stokes tapes television 24 hours a day for over 30 years to create an archive.

Cast & Crew

Matt Wolf
Director
Walter Kortschak
Executive Producer
Chris Dapkins
Cinematographer
Matt Mitchell
Cinematographer
Keiko Deguchi
Film Editor
Owen Pallett
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All Critics (41) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (39) | Rotten (2)

  • Stokes is a fascinating, elusive protagonist - she was a recluse who enjoyed daily martinis and felt a kinship with Steve Jobs. Yet Wolf treats her archive with reverence, rather than writing her off as an eccentric.

    November 7, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Dips in the second half but well worth your time.

    November 5, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Obsession, intellect, consumerism, conspiracy, all are here - and encompassing them is the white noise of the mass media, the bedlam hum of 24-hour television news.

    November 4, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • This documentary shows Stokes to have the fanatical energy of a hoarder, the zeal of an evangelist and the intensity of a visionary.

    November 4, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • "Recorder" shows the link between Stokes' brilliance and her craziness, and the damaging effects of obsessive behavior to the quality of a life lived. She was documenting the story, but "Recorder" shows how, in a way, she became the story.

    March 7, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • In Recorder, Wolf paints a compelling portrait of a woman whose unambiguous hoarding tendencies made it difficult to identify her enormously valuable media archival project as anything beyond yet another obsession

    December 19, 2019 | Full Review…

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