The filmmakers absolutely nail the low-fi aesthetic of 70s cinema and use it to great emotional effect developing a heartwarming story about a lonely group of misfits who find unlikely community during the holidays at a boarding school. The character growth is satisfying and punctuated with moments of levity and melancholy.
Welp Aaron Sorkin sorkined the hell out of The Trial of the Chicago 7. The movie makes a bunch of stuff up to de-radicalize the leftist politics of the activists in order to deliver a watered-down liberal message. Some lines are even copy-pasted wholesale from other Sorkin projects. Tom Hayden and Dave Dellinger, in particular, were much more radical and principled then is shown on screen. The Chicago 7 were not solely motivated by the deaths of American soldiers in…