October 20th, 2019

Brian and Anne

Movie comments: The Laundromat

My back was killing me this evening, so I decided to do something fairly rare for me, and just rest and watch something. The fluffy black kitty on my chest might have helped with that decision. Anyway, I have just finished watching The Laundromat, starring Antonio Banderas, Gary Oldman, and Meryl Streep. Fascinating and entertaining film, with a very important underlying message: Campaign Finance Reform Cannot Wait. Because the people who make these unjust laws are dependent on financing from the people who are most motivated to hide their wealth in tax havens and preserve their ability to avoid taxes in a plausably legal way that may or may not also have unfair consequences on consumers of "services" (like insurance) of shell companies that are employed in laundering their money. I did not expect the final note of this film to be so serious, based on the trailer. Nor so, well, open ended. A call to action.

But action. is. required.

Sooner rather than later.

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