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.

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