Fourth viewing out of what I expect will be a hundred.
Thank God for Adam McKay. Visionary, moral leader, voice of the people that we may not deserve but desperately need.
We all know that citizens of the world rather uniformly believe that Dick Cheney is a kindly, benevolent man interested in nothing more than doing his patriotic duty. Given his widespread popularity and status as a globally cherished elder statement, it would take someone of astounding bravery to even consider besmirching his spotless record. But thanks to the singular genius,…
Perhaps the most underappreciated Hollywood film of the last several years. A brilliant realization of a novel on the level of Gatsby, Lolita, and Sirens of Titan with career best performances from DiCaprio, Winslet, and the remarkable Michael Shannon. I've seen it only once since it's such a hard experience to relive, but it shook me to my core and hasn't left my thoughts for long since. In short, a masterpiece.
Very conflicted on this one.
It does a remarkable job marshaling an avalanche of evidence to prove a thoroughly credible, convincing thesis on a timely subject central to the lives, laws, and morals of its audience and their society.
It's the most compelling advocacy doc of its type since Inside Job and it has a lot in common with that film and Charles Ferguson's other masterpiece, No End in Sight. Through incredible access, probing questions, precision editing, and a strong…