Citizen Ruth ★★★★

My partner, 10 minutes in: "I thought you said this was a comedy. Seems a little bleak. Maybe this is what you find sick fuck."

What a movie for Laura Fucking Dern to do off the back of Jurassic Park. Dark as hell, super funny, and remains infuriatingly relevant. Nebraska aside, I really do miss the old Alexander Payne, even if this is probably the closest he comes to earning his sneery reputation, though at least no side of the debate comes out unscathed.

On rewatching, it struck me how much this one has a real madcap mid/late-80s Demme vibe to it. God, imagine what he'd have done with this.