Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana (2018)

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It's a fascinating case study of government overreach far grosser than the comics it claimed it was protecting people from, and one that should be more widely known.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Though its production is humble and its account full of images many won't want to see, the case represents crucial knowledge for Americans concerned with the boundaries of the First Amendment.

Apr 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Boiled Angels has a notably grungy, bargain-basement look, with cheap-looking effects work and inconsistent storytelling techniques.

Nov 29, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Boiled Angels is a must watch for American citizens who take their free speech for granted, and for artists who may not know that their wildest, most abhorrent creations could feasibly put them on the wrong side of the law.

Nov 12, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The question is not do we like the art, but whether or not that art should be censored and its creator fined and imprisoned for producing it. Can we excuse an attack on First Amendment rights because the art is personally repellant to us?

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

And while few would find pleasure in seeing Diana's art...Henenlotter brings to light what was a miscarriage of justice against Diana.

Aug 26, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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