February re:commendation: The Trial of the Chicago 7
We are not often as engrossed in a movie as we were in
The Trial of the Chicago 7
What is it? An Aaron Sorkin movie about the aftermath of the Chicago riot of 1968.
Why we love it? This is a court drama, a period piece and also a political story with current overtones. It’s brilliantly written and impressively acted, particularly by Sacha Baron Cohen. It keeps you involved in the story, makes you angry, moves you and occasionally even makes you laugh.
Visually speaking, the period piece is done right, including the costumes, the interiors and, notably, the group scenes, which have both a personal feel and almost a sense of a documentary.
Very glad you added it. It’s a masterful film and I’m happy for the awards recognition it’s been getting. The song attached to it is a sublime protest song. Speaking of awards, I wrote about a bit about Oscar snubs in the past and I’d like to know what you think if you happen to come see about it: https://prettyandwittyandbright.wordpress.com/2021/03/16/oscars-snubs-of-the-past-part-deux/
Thank you. It was better than it had any right being!