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

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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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