Day: October 30, 2020
The Chicago 7 (Netflix)
A good dramatization of an event that gripped, and troubled me, in my late teens. The sad thing is, Trump’s America is far more dangerous. Yes, an ‘Authoritarian Nightmare.’
Aaron Sorkin’s new movie has his usual fizzy dialogue and stacked cast, but it explores a dark political moment, when left-wing protesters were unfairly put on trial by their government. Sorkin’s usual brand of stirring reverence for America’s institutions is blunted here, but that’s a good thing (The Atlantic).
In my late teens, followed the events closely, as part of the trauma of 'watching' the escalating Viet Nam war, almost daily, on TV