Detroit

“Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.”   I grew up hearing that over and over again.  No, it’s not in this film but indirectly it is.  I’m not sure we have ever gotten away from what happened in Detroit in 1967 and in particular at the Algiers Motel.  While the film is important it’s a bit of a mishmash and long.  It begins with great animation launches into some story, find’s it’s plot, lingers for quite a while and then attempts a very quick resolution.  It also began with a very jittery camera, trademark style from the team that brought us The Hurt Locker.  From jittery and went to winding to TV courtroom style.  Great cast/ensemble, appropriate music and good costumes/makeup.  Not quite date night unless you want to leave really angry.

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