Friday, August 09, 2013
1880 - The Dictator
This might very well be my favorite of the Cohen/Charles collaborations. That's not to say I didn't laugh my ass off or enjoy previous outings - but because this one felt much more tight and scripted it worked for me. It's a pretty solid send-up of North American culture and our policies and Cohen really is fantastic in it. Anna Farris is lovely as the hippie love interest, but Ben Kingsley feels a tad underused.
It's on Netflix in Canada, and I assume elsewhere. If you like any of Cohen's previous work you'll probably dig this. If you're on the fence about him, this might help sway you.