Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)
First screened in November 2015
Director: David Gordon Green. Cast: Sandra Bullock, Joaquim de Almeida, Anthony Mackie, Ann Dowd, Scoot McNairy, Reynaldo Pacheco, Billy Bob Thornton, Zoe Kazan, Louis Arcella, Octavio Gómez Berríos, Luis Chávez, Damian Delgado, Dominic Flores, Azucena Diaz, Casiano Ancalle, Stuart Besser. Screenplay: Peter Straughan (suggested by the documentary film directed by Rachel Boynton.. Twitter Capsule:
Manages competing tones, spinning plates with raffish flair. Smartly cast. Inevitable trouble with dismount.
Second Capsule:Our Brand Is Crisis is so much funnier and much more interesting than I feel like folks are saying. Acting really good, too. So glad I went!
Knocks Argo for six in blending satire with political urgency, with despair rather than boosterism as foundation. Tonally and thematically ambitious. Of course it tanked.