Borat Subsequent Moviefilm ★★★

Surprisingly more narrative focused than the first Borat. This was funny in bursts, and some of the satire really hits hard. I just didn’t find myself feeling as moved or shocked by it, and maybe that’s because I’m constantly seeing and reading about the stuff Borat is “unveiling,” so it just doesn’t feel so profound or interesting. 

Getting Giuliani like this is just astounding. Also, the sheer grossness of the the men at the debutante ball and the women’s health center and the surgeon— this is the stuff that the movie does well in highlighting and satirizing. The state of our nation and its people, 

The way the movie adapts to Covid is so clever too. And Maria Bakalova is truly incredible.