Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Trial of the Chicago 7 - 3 1/2 Stars - NETFLIX - October, 2020

The great screenwriter Aaron Sorkin recreates one of the zaniest moments in counter cultural history, the trial and ultimate acquittal of a group of anti-Vietnam War protestors tried for conspiracy as a result of their protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.  Sorkin, who also directs, provides his usual brilliant dialog aided by outstanding performances from Sasha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong, and Frank Langella as elderly Judge Julius Hoffman.  "The Trial of the Chicago 7" joins the handful of all time outstanding legal and historic dramas.