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Film Review: ‘The Oath’

Updated: Nov 2, 2018

"Thanksgiving is not just a time for friends and family to come together and enjoy a feast. No, it’s a confined space threatened by friendly facades, repressed disdain, and farcical attempts to remain civil at the dinner table. With the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America two years ago, these tensions have yet to ease. In fact, his rise to power has stretched this general unease into unfathomed lengths, resulting in torn families, and thus, altering dinner tables across the country for good. Inspired from his own politically-fueled Thanksgiving quarrels following the 2016 election, Ike Barinholtz makes his directorial debut with “The Oath,” a project that takes on Trump-era politics head-on with an unadulterated sense of humor. It’s one of the first true laughs to be had within today’s current political disarray..." Continue Reading


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