Tuesday, 30 April, 7:30pm – FINAL
Golden Globe & Critics’ Choice Best Actor (drama): Christian Bale
Oscar Best Hair & MakeUp
This may make you feel really angry. And powerless. And disappointed that the “bad” guys win and it’s all about who you know. Not necessarily what you know.
(Director) McKay finds a delicate balance between taking a Veep pleasure in the superficial thrills and farce of political life, and solemnly confronting the death and destruction unleashed by Cheney’s actions.
Christian Bale really is sensational here. He transforms into Cheney before your eyes.
Governor George W Bush of Texas picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co, to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney’s impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defence secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world.
I really enjoyed this. Extremely well executed political satire, flawless cinematography, deserves praise and respect for its complex, ironical, and uncompromising artistic approach towards one unjust war and the administration behind it. It is funny, slick and shocking. This movie knows what it is and knows who it’s talking about. We don’t get some self entitled depiction of Dick Cheney’s life. An unnamed narrator gives a cynical telling of his life, we learn about a rise and fall of a human being’s morals. Or lack thereof.
USA 2018, 132 min, rated M (violence, offensive language & content that may disturb)
Directed by Adam McKay
Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Tyler Perry & Alison Pill