It was only a matter of time until arguably the biggest television show of all-time, I Love Lucy, finally got a film adaptation that covered the sitcom in some sort of fashion. Enter Aaron Sorkin, one of the best writers in Hollywood, coming on the heels of directing (and writing) one of 2020’s best films in The Trial of the Chicago 7 (which in this critic’s opinion was the best film of 2020). In just his third directed film, Sorkin continues harnessing the skills he has been lauded for that go beyond the scripts in the engrossing Being the Ricardos. Thanks to a great duo of leads and one of the year’s best screenplays, this insightful feature detailing the behind-the-camera drama of its characters is a must-see in theaters or when it becomes available on the streaming service Prime Video later this month.
The Trial of The Chicago 7 is a Netflix original film from writer/director Aaron Sorkin. The film is now streaming and stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Daniel Flaherty, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, Noah Robbins, Mark Rylance, Alex Sharp, and Jeremy Strong. Read more