"Michael Clayton" as Religious Experience
James Parker has a hot and frothy take on "Michael Clayton" that positions it in the context of the Trump Age. In other words, all its dire predictions have come true. We are all Michael Clayton.
"We’re all implicated, all coated in psychic slime like Arthur Edens, and each one of us has world-reversing power. So when you feel Shiva’s heat, when the cleansing, incinerating moment comes, seize it. Give the trappings of your identity to the flames. Throw your wallet into the exploding car. Burn it up, and be renewed."