Our latest dive into the movie pile resulted in my randomly (I don't read the backs) choosing Strange Days
Have you seen
It is...terribly, tragically relevant to what is taking place in the world right now (I mean the evil racism, not the pandemic). I started crying about 28 minutes in, when I realized what the movie was really about.
There is a scene where a (black) rapper (who has been shot and killed by guess who...) sings the lyrics,"America has been my bogeyman for over 400 years..."
and then it flashes to real footage of disgusting KKK garbage excuses for people.
We didn't finish it last night--but we are
going to finish it. I had already read and seen so much ugliness in the news/from real people on their social media accounts yesterday that I just couldn't bear to see a movie from 1995 replay it all over for me again.
What we've seen of the movie, we have liked. Very interested to see the second half.
Some stars you might recognize? (Goddess) Angela Basset, Juliette Lewis, Glenn Plummer, Ralph Fiennes, Vincent D'Onofrio, Tom Sizemore and William Fichtner. Those are the actors I was familiar with, anyway.
The content, and timing, of this one is deeply unsettling. Watch with caution (it will
break your heart, if you have one).