For a long time in the 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s, Downtown Los Angeles was a bit of a no man’s land. Luckily the unstoppable progression of gentrification is starting to turn that reputation on its ear. In The Purge: Anarchy – the sequel to last year’s The Purge – writer/director James DeMonaco finds a new purpose for the city center. “Everyone comes Downtown to purge,” says a character early on in the film, and so we, the viewers, join “everyone” for their annual release. And it is quite a time.