Don’t Look Up (2021)

A sadly accurate depiction of the times. The brilliant writing makes it appear like satire, an SNL sketch of sorts, but it is REAL. It is what we have endured and continue to endure with the polarisation and ignorance of society.

There are references aplenty and they make for a shudder down your spine, nervous laugh, head shaking variety. A commentary on the current and future trends and what we as a society tend to focus on needs a lot of attention, which is what the cast is attempting to highlight. Either by their action or wilful delusion.

We have had multiple wake up calls and are in the midst of one currently. But the truth is often harder to digest and address than the ‘alternative facts’. The ensemble cast is superlative in presenting us these perspectives which beg for logic and alarm.

Thoroughly disturbing, eye opening and humbling.



Vice (2018)

Christian Bale unrecognisably transforms into Dick Cheney, and is ably supported by Steve Carell, Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell to tell us about the most powerful Vice President in the history of the USA. Directed by Adam McKay, the film is edited in a way where the audience has to keep pace with it, with a novel mid-movie jest and many moments which question not only the politics but the methods employed to succeed by presidents past (and in that light the present as well). A brilliant docu-drama with many perspectives and insights which tell us how carefully we have to pick and support our leaders.