Review: The Trial of the Chicago 7 is an Aaron Sorkin movie for the rest of us

Eddie Redmayne as Students for a Democratic Society leader Tom Hayden.

I’ve never felt any particular affinity for Aaron Sorkin. I respect his talents, to be sure — he’s better at screenwriting than I’ll likely ever be. But even his most ardent fans probably realize that for all his skill, his projects often come across like stageplays, with unnaturally profound and incisive dialogue set against mostly static backdrops. His…