Movie Reviews


The Contradictions of The Trial of the Chicago 7

Netflix’s 2020 release, The Trial of the Chicago 7 (written and directed by Aaron Sorkin), attempts to make a straightforward story out of a complicated trial, in which eight defendants are accused of conspiracy to provoke the riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. In some ways, Sorkin had incredible success, while in other ways, the compromises he made may have been too hasty.

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