Tag Archives: satire

Forgotten Masterpieces #4: The Candidate (1972)

 With the GOP primaries at this point closely resembling some implausible spoof of the most ridiculous preconceptions about American politics, satirists are challenged more than ever to find new ways of topping an increasingly ridiculous reality. Stephen Colbert’s straight-faced skewering … Continue reading

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Rise of the Return of the Battle of the Planet of the Apes

Sure, it’s easy enough to make fun of this franchise’s latest prequel/reboot and its unwieldy title: originally discussed as the more elegant (and more sensible) Rise of the Apes, one assumes that 20th Century Fox at some point insisted that the … Continue reading

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