Who knows what zeitgeist is grinding away that 2016 has seen two movies about Christine Chubbuck? Is it a similar zeitgeist that brought us not one, but rather two, movies about Florence Foster Jenkins around the same time? Regarding Chubbuck, first there was “Kate Plays Christine,” Robert Greene’s meta-narrative around an on-screen character get ready to play Christine Chubbuck, and now “Christine,” a biopic coordinated by Antonio Campos.
“Christine,” focused on a riveting and on occasion agonizingly passionate execution by Rebecca Hall, endeavors to give a three-dimensional and conscious yet-legitimate representation of a mind boggling lady. Some of the time the film is fruitful in this, occasionally it’s definitely not.