Movie Diary 11/11/2019

Hail Satan? (Penny Lane, 2019). Some gratifying fun to be seen here, with a look inside the Satanic Temple, a Goth-looking group of folks who seem to be less interested in the Dark Lord than in insisting on First Amendment scrupulousness – specifically on getting those goddamn Ten Commandments off the grounds of government institutions.

Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer (Mark Landsman, 2019). Useful history of the supermarket rag, which merely needed to wait a few decades for America to fully embrace its tabloid mentality. The Enquirer‘s creepy position in right-wing politics is duly explored.

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