Movie of the Year: 1982 – The Verdict

Movie of the Year: 1982

The Verdict

Is The Verdict judging us for leaving off of the bracket for 1982’s Movie of the Year?

The Verdict is like the New Yorker of movies. It is made for adults, by adults. And it doesn’t try to be everything to everyone by bringing in broad humor or action bombast. This movie is for putting on your smoking jacket, grabbing that smoking pipe, and puffing on that smoking tobacco like an adult. Heck, there aren’t even kids in this movie.

But it is also about the nitty gritty of how the legal sausage gets made. So in that way it might be a little hard to watch. However, we would watch Paul Newman make literal sausage, arms deep in the meat paste, sausage casing clinging to his big hands, kneading, always kneading.

We also weigh in on Boston with the respect that one of America’s most historical cities truly deserves.

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The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.

Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what’s best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.

Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn’t be determined by location, and it shouldn’t be the privilege of a small few.

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