Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Having really enjoyed Adam Mackay’s previous satire/drama/comedy The Big Short, I was really looking forward to his latest film Vice. Lucky then that it’s more of the same for this award nominated, razor sharp look at former Vice president, warmonger and corporate CEO Dick Cheney. As you’d expect from all the nominations (BAFTA, Globes and Oscar to name but three) there’s a superb and layered central performance by Christian Bale as Cheney with a top notch support cast (especially Sam Rockwell as Dubya). Mackay brings out his usual bag of tricks here (cameos, fourth wall breaking) and it works but this could get old quick if it turns up in another few films. So overall a lot to unpack but it’s an interesting, funny and scary film. Well worth a watch.
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If You Liked this Try: The Big Short, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Three Kings
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…