‘Civil War’ Has More To SayAbout Journalism Than US Politics

Kevin Gosztola
The Wide Shot
Published in
6 min readApr 13, 2024

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In director Alex Garland’s “Civil War,” the United States empire collapses as states secede and a third-term President desperately clings to power. The nightmarish events presented on screen tap into a zeitgeist, the dread that many Americans share about the political trajectory of a divided country.

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Kevin Gosztola
The Wide Shot

Journalist, film/video college graduate, and movie fan. Previously published by Fanfare and Counter Arts. https://letterboxd.com/kgosztola/