Gosnell (2018) review, and comparison to the book

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Rated: 2.5 / 5

Criminals often attract their intellectual inferiors and manipulate them into abetting their crimes.  […]  As the murderous dictators of history have noticed, a good smattering of “revolutionary” politics helps motivate followers to do terrible things — all in the name of helping the less fortunate.

— Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer

Exclusive Excerpt: 'Gosnell' by Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney

So thanks to Twitter user Christian Toto (please tell me this guy lives in Kansas; actually, it would be better if he used to live in Kansas), who apparently noticed my Twitter account and also hopefully my website, he invited me to see an early screening of the film Gosnell (full title is Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer, but I’m not going to type all that shit, not even for the title; especially when it could refer to the size of his belly rather than the number of babies he butchered [though he probably did butcher a bunch of fried Chinese chicken with his diet]).  And I gotta say, when I saw the trailer and a sneak-peek clip of the film prior to seeing the actual film, it just looked like a glorified Lifetime/Hallmark film in the same vane as Michael (that 90s movie with John Travolta).  So I wasn’t expecting too much, in spite of the controversy surrounding the film (which I’ll get into later).

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