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The film follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast ecosystem who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in rural Tennessee.
When Steve Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist less than a week after the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally in August 2017, he was already a notorious figure in Trump's inner circle, and for bringing a far-right ideology into the highest echelons of American politics. Unconstrained by an official post - though some say he still has a direct line to the White House - he became free to peddle influence as a perceived kingmaker, turning his controversial brand of nationalism into a global movement. THE BRINK follows Bannon through the 2018 mid-term elections in the United States, shedding light on his efforts to mobilize and unify far-right parties in order to win seats in the May 2019 European Parliamentary elections. To maintain his power and influence, the former Goldman Sachs banker and media investor reinvents himself - as he has many times before - this time as the self-appointed leader of a global populist movement. Keen manipulator of the press and ...
Like many populist supporters hoping for their own identity, Bannon found himself discarded and unable to continue as a hanger-on. Oh well, at least he was able to drain the expense accounts of right wing in Europe (albeit while demoting one of his own staffers of being interested only in the same).
This movie has some weak areas, but is worthwhile just for the The Guardian's Paul Lewis' demolition of Bannon, Meloni, and a planted 'translator'. This shows how easily these figures are mismatched against a real journalist even in a rigged venue.
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