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Payback

Author Margaret Atwood's Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth is the basis for this documentary examining the "metaphor of indebtedness." It's a broad conceptual topic that runs the gamut from the BP oil spill's lingering impact on our country's Gulf Coast to a dissection of crime and punishment by former Canadian media mogul Conrad Black. The imagery is striking and the corporate-vs.-spiritual argument at the heart of it all is intriguing. If only director Jennifer Baichwal (Manufactured Landscapes) were able to draw a more coherent framework around her divergent subjects. 82 minutes Unrated.