Quick-Thoughts: Laura Poitras’s All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Of the many others will have, I’ll give you two good reasons why you should watch this: 1) the slideshows of Nan Goldin’s transcendent photography work — which is interwoven throughout the film like graceful little intermissions. 2) being exposed to the Sackler family situation is a solid entry point into how you should begin perceiving the rest of what is marketed to us by our country for widespread consumption. It’s easy to project this situation onto other private owned companies that hold jurisdiction over so many people’s wallets. Addicts make business; never forget it. 

Verdict: B

2022 Ranked

“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” is now playing in select theaters.

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