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Film Review - Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton


Surfing movies were once a common event in specialty theaters, but they aren’t as popular these days, perhaps due to market saturation. Director Rory Kennedy tries to avoid the appearance of a daredevil surf film with “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton,” which positions itself as an examination of one of the most famous surfers of all time, tracking Hamilton’s life as it burns through behavioral issues and wave-based trial and error. Glorious oceanic cinematography remains open for inspection, but the documentary strives to celebrate the concept of Hamilton as a god of the sport and a man for himself, eschewing prolonged clips of surfing performance for something slightly more intimate, but never abyssal in its inspection of a complex personality.  Read the rest at


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