Tag: Adam McKay

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* ½ (out of 4)

After Michael Moore, Adam McKay is easily the closest thing Hollywood has to a resident democratic socialist. In McKay’s last film, The Big Short, he dissected Wall Street’s role in the 2008 financial crisis with such vehemence that he earned the praise of Bernie Sanders himself. Now, in Vice, McKay takes aim at Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), the former vice president who – to hear McKay tell it – was directly responsible for the dumbing-down of public discourse, the exacerbation of climate change, the erosion of American democracy, and the deaths of thousands of Americans in counterproductive foreign interventions.

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