“I think about you so much, I forget to go to the bathroom!”
An old favorite, and an enduring American work about the pull of collective entropy and conspiratorial thinking. Movies of the 80’s either tended to play into the disgusting nationalism of Reagan’s America (“First Blood,” “Red Dawn,” too many others), or attempted to expose its inherent bullshit by reflecting its corrupt ethos through a distorted funhouse mirror lens. All these years later, “Repo Man” still spits in the face of Reagan, his cronies, his acolytes, and all the greed and hate…
Does Hollywood know what to do with Rosamund Pike post-"Gone Girl"? Who the fuck knows, but this is almost certainly the most committed and uncompromising display of the actress' trademark steely self-possession since David Fincher dared to show us the dark side of Doogie Howser. "I Care A Lot" understands what an audience wants to see from Pike: we want to see her destroying her enemies with mere stares, and puffing on a comically large vape the size of a…
Funnier than the “Borat” sequel, and will be nominated for zero Oscars come this time next year. Tiffany Haddish, as always, MVP.
(interesting, too, how this movie essentially functions as the anti-“Borat” by seeking to affirm positive things about humanity instead of exposing shittiness and bigotry)