Talking The Purge: Election Year and If Interesting Social Commentary Is Enough To Carry A Film.
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As something to talk about, The Purge: Election Year is a film with a ton of prompts that are ripe for discussion.
As something to watch, well, it's a little more meh.
Helping me walk through this film's opposing aspects — — the ways in which the film is poignant commentary on the current election cycle and the ways in which it's totally disconnected from them — is Central Track movie critic Javier Fuentes, who's on record already as having enjoyed the film and who helps me dissect the class- and race-based points being made by it.
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