🎶 We three kings be stealing this gold 🎶
It's tough to know, at this point, what a monstrous asshole David O. Russell is, because there's a run of his films (of which this sits in the center of) that I absolutely love.
Given what a dull Normie Film Director Russell has become, going back to something like Three Kings is especially odd. This is a very dark comedy, a film with sharp edges, and it's tackling the topic of American abuse in the Middle East at a time just before the whole country was about to swing back to doing it all over again, only more horrifically.
The film maybe cops out a bit at the end, reaching for…