Bamboozled ★★★★

one of lee's most formally audacious and assaultive films and as scathing a media satire as there has ever been. a batshit reworking of Network and The Producers into a perversely funny and horrifying vision of america's historical racism maintaining itself in images/entertainment/industry and the illusion of choice that white money gives to black artists. "look at what you contributed to!" "keep em laughing." not over the choice to film most of this in crummy DV (which make the bland office spaces and heightened performances feel even weirder) and then the images of the modern minstrel show on this very colorful 16mm so that it pops off the screen! god ellen kuras.

full discussion on episode 167 of my podcast SLEAZOIDS.

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