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Friday, August 11, 2017

Detroit: A Kathryn Bigelow Film

This afternoon I ventured to the movies and saw the Kathryn Bigelow historiopic Detroit. The movie follows the Detroit Riot of 1967, especially with the three murders that happened in the Algiers Hotel. For those of you who are not familiar with Detroit history, on July 23, 1967 a riot started after police raided The Blind Pig, an illegal bar for black people. Detroit was racially segregated and tensions were already boiling to a head; the arrests made tensions boil over and Detroit burned for five days.

I heard mixed reviews about Kathryn Bigelow's adaptation of those five days in Detroit, but I thought it was well done. I will admit, I was very emotional because it was emotionally charged. I felt angry with both sides and she captured that anger well. The actors also did a great job and they really played the part.

I don't like giving away spoilers, especially with emotionally charged movies. I would recommend seeing Detroit; it runs for 2-and-a-half hours, but it was a great movie. It kept my attention and actually made me leave a bit teary eyed. If you do see it, bring tissues.


  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Thanks for reviewing Detroit w/o being a spoiler. Since Mrs. Shady and I are both history buffs it sounds like the kind of film we would want to watch. I am always keenly interested in movies set in the 60s because I was there, I lived through those turbulent times and I was affected by them.

    Looks like you got your weekend off to an exciting start. I wish you a safe and happy one, dear friend JM!

  2. I've seen some negative reviews of this film, so it's nice to have your point of view.