CYPHER (Tribeca 2023) – Review by Sherin Nicole

Cypher is a high-concept docudrama that transmutes into an occult-tinged thriller. It has no genre. Instead, Cypher culminates in a sort of filmic mix-media, a mélange of documentaries, music biopics, and paranormal thrillers, that blends but keeps its flavors distinct. In discussing its multiplicity, we’re going to need a new portmanteau. Let’s go with ‘docu-thriller’ or ‘metamentary’ and hope they are articulate enough.

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