The Trial of the Chicago 7

This movie reminded me a lot of Spotlight in that at least once every five minutes I would mutter something like “that didn’t happen” or “our government can’t really do this”.  But it did happen and you see the same kinds of bad actors in America today.  Anyway, I can’t remember the last time that a story was told so well.  Despite the fact that there was months of trial to sift through the movie told the story without confusing the audience or getting caught up in the minutia.  Finally, the acting is absolutely sensational.  I don’t think I saw a better movie in 2020.

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Movie title: The Trial of the Chicago 7

Movie description: What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history.

Date published: 2021-06-12

Director(s): Aaron Sorkin

Actor(s): Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Alex Sharp, Jeremy Strong, Noah Robbins, Danny Flaherty, Ben Shenkman, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Caitlin Fitzgerald, Alice Kremelberg, J. C. MacKenzie, John Doman, Wayne Duvall, Damian Young, C.J. Wilson, Brady Jenness, Meghan Rafferty, Juliette Angelo, Brendan Burke, Tah von Allmen, Alan Metoskie, John Gawlik, Kevin O'Donnell, Gavin Haag, Tiffany Denise Hobbs, Steve Routman, Madison Nichols, John F. Carpenter, Larry Mitchell, Mike Geraghty, Mike Brunlieb, James Pravasilis, Vic Kuligoski, Brandon Fierro, Calvin Ticknor-Swanson, Gabrielle Perrea, Michelle Hurst, Tony Lawry, Kathleen Garrett, Matt LeFevour, Christian Litke, Max Adler, Michael Bassett, Shawn Parsons, Julian Hester, John Quilty, Kate Miller, Edward Fletcher, Blair Lewin, Jessica Wood, Steven Komito, Marco Lama, Ben Kass, Gabriel Franken, Ed Flynn, Alex Henderson, David Fierro, Sam Nelson Harris, Marlee Mendelson, Hana Chew, Ashley Trumbo, Allison Trumbo, Shane Skidmore, Jeffrey Yonkus, Maria Jacobson, Brendan Brown, Dan MacDonald, Keeley Morris, Thomas John Gallagher, Michael A. Dean, Elizabeth Holder

Genre: Drama, History

My Review

This movie reminded me a lot of Spotlight in that at least once every five minutes I would mutter something like “that didn’t happen” or “our government can’t really do this”.  But it did happen and you see the same kinds of bad actors in America today.  Anyway, I can’t remember the last time that a story was told so well.  Despite the fact that there was months of trial to sift through the movie told the story without confusing the audience or getting caught up in the minutia.  Finally, the acting is absolutely sensational.  I don’t think I saw a better movie in 2020.

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