SCORN IN THE USA

FILMS FROM THE REIGN OF DONALD TRUMP

FILM FEATURE
By Charlie David Page
7th November 2020

In 2017, one of the most idiotic, racist, misogynistic jerks ever to run for public office became the President of the United States.

Donald Trump rose through the cult of personality, combined with a fractured and evolving media landscape, plus the ugliest aspects of populism by pandering to the crudest aspects of racial resentment. What films helped us make sense of this chaos?

The defining cinema of the Trump era is still yet to be decided, but SWITCH has collected its reviews for films that provide some indication as to how movies have processed this grim period of North American history.

RELATEDGET OUTAn intelligent and delectable horror classic
RELATEDPACMENThe rise and fall of Ben Carson
RELATEDTHE POSTStreep and Spielberg strike gold in portrait of a complex woman
RELATEDBLACKKKLANSMANSpike Lee plays his Trump card
RELATEDFIRST REFORMEDA meticulous drama simultaneously stunning and ominous
RELATEDOUR NEW PRESIDENTFake news has never been so aimless
RELATEDON THE BASIS OF SEXNot all heroes wear capes
RELATEDPARASITEA bloodthirsty and very funny look at class warfare
RELATEDKNIVES OUTA whodunnit worthy of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot
RELATEDA HIDDEN LIFETerrence Malick's stunning ode to the power of kindness
RELATEDRICHARD JEWELLMan versus media
RELATEDBOYS STATEA revelation on the power of politics and young minds
RELATEDSPIRALParanoid horror in the 'burbs
RELATEDTOTALLY UNDER CONTROLWatching the dominos fall in the U.S. pandemic catastrophe
RELATEDFEELS GOOD MANFrom stoner frog to bonafide hate symbol
TRENDINGWIN SIX MINUTES TO MIDNIGHTAn astonishing real-life tale
TRENDINGPOCAHONTAS25 years later, the colours of the wind are fading
TRENDINGTHE VIOLIN PLAYERSex and strings
TRENDINGPALM BEACHAussie dream cast, unwelcoming dinner party
TRENDINGTHE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORNControversial, unsettling and intelligent science-fiction
TRENDINGCOSMIC SINA film that delivers on the promise of its title
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