Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark ★★★★

I really, really wanted to write about this film because Indiana Jones was a surprisingly layered character – he's, in part, a reflection of his antagonist but acting on different motivations – that has long since evaporated from blockbuster cinema, but Trump has become President-elect and I wonder what point there'd be in me writing about something that seems so inconsequential in the aftermath of the illogical decision to let an unqualified, misinformed candidate, who ignores our intelligence community and generals, shape the Supreme Court for the next 40 years, get rid of health insurance for 20 million citizens (with no concrete plan on how to replace it), and try to bring about change to the corruption of D.C. when he has a fraud trial starting the day after Thanksgiving.

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