In looking at the last three reviews that I've published and forgotten to post here, I realized they were all documentaries. Since I'm only getting published every two weeks now, I'm feeling less of a need to be focusing on what's big right now and rather on what I think you should see that you probably haven't heard about. Or that's the idea anyway.
Yesterday evening, I was walking up Virgil, and a half block from the corner of Burns, I saw a stereotypically dressed and affected hipster -- that slur for creative class types -- strolling around the corner laughing on his cell phone. He strolled right into the collection of votive candles that have populated the southwest corner of that intersection since Leonardo Gabriel Ramirez, a 17 year old boy from the neighborhood, was shot and killed on May 23.
With its utterly fatalistic ending, Dawn depicts the bleakest of this summer’s dystopias.