“Sorry To Bother You”: Film Review Podcast

Posted: July 15th, 2018 | Filed under: Ruminations | No Comments »

Boots Riley’s first foray into film, starring Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson, is so provocative, so hilarious, so off the charts, it is difficult to describe.

Let’s just say you’ve never seen anything quite like it. I know I haven’t.

There are films that come to mind, but their only similarity is the extent to which their creativity comes to the fore. “Inside John Malkovich.” “Putney Swope.” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”

But the mention of those may be a disservice, since “Sorry To Bother You” has its own intriguing pushing of the envelope.

On its face, it’s about a guy just trying to make it in the world, and finds a niche as a telemarketer. But that doesn’t come close to giving you any idea how many directions this thing goes in. Or how funny and thought provoking it is.

It’s my favorite film of the year, so you might actually listen to the podcast, in which I attempt to give more info.

Either way, it has my stamp of approval, such as that is.

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