Elysium: A Must-See Movie Before the USA Mid-Term Elections Scheduled for November 6, 2018

I haven’t even finished this movie and I had to start writing about it.  I strongly encourage you to watch this movie before the USA’s mid-term elections scheduled for November 6, 2018.  Watching Elysium will either . . .

  • Fire you up because you were going to vote anyway and this movie illustrates why you are so awesome for voting against the wicked Republican Party and their Jabba the Hutt stand-in, Donald Drumpf
  • Motivate you to vote because you see how awful things could be in just a few decades if things keep going as they are
  • Impress you with it’s fresh narrative without having to resort to rebooting or retelling or re-imagining or ripping off entirely or just being redundant

Where to Watch

More info about the movie on . . .

 

 

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Anita Hill Documentary Is Essential Viewing to Put the Brett Kavanaugh Hearings in Context – IndieWire

https://www.indiewire.com/2018/09/anita-hill-freida-lee-mock-documentary-christine-blasey-ford-1202005113/

The headline took the words right out of my mouth! 🙂

This really was an Illuminating documentary. Fortunately I got to see it in theater in Bethesda, Maryland, when it came out. I would highly recommended in any case but especially right now I think it would be extremely valuable given the political context of the fraudulent Supreme Court hearings we’re witnessing these days.

I was somewhat politically aware during this episode in American history but watching the documentary was so much more enlightening and I came away from it with both an extremely high amount of respect for Anita Hill and an extremely high amount of disgust and disappointment in our white-male-supremacist political leadership (including the now beloved-by-association Uncle Joe Biden) that continues to infect our politics. It’s time for us to finally rid our American body of this virus don’t you think?

Beatriz at Dinner review – Salma Hayek takes on white privilege in savage drama | Film | The Guardian

A standout turn from the often under-utilized actor is one of the many joys of this carefully choreographed dinner party satire that acts as a cutting allegory of Trump’s America

Source: Beatriz at Dinner review – Salma Hayek takes on white privilege in savage drama | Film | The Guardian

I could not have put this any better myself I’m sure.  So I’ll just post this as is.  🙂  I highly endorse the use of the word “savage” in the lede.

I hope you watch the movie and enjoy it!

I watched this movie at a time in my life when I could probably most feel it.  I think it deserves to be linked with Movie Recommendation: The New Age in that context.

Movie Recommendation: The New Age

Breakdown

This movie has stuck in my brain for a looooooooong time.  I’ve likely had dreams about it.  It has picked at me off and on forever and I don’t completely understand why I am only now getting around to watching it again.

It seems like a very timely story and should be useful to people enduring America in the post-World War II fantasy we’ve propped up for ourselves to play in for a while until it’s time to grow up and get real.  And by “real” I mean real ancient Greek civilization, because they knew what time it was.  Then the idiot Christians (no offense, Jesus, because you were probably a cool guy yourself) kept pouring water on the Greeks until the entire Earth forgot everything important.  But that’s another story!!!

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