cademy Award Winner for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Adam McKay’s (The Big Short) relentlessly clever biopic notes up front that its subject, Vice President Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), is extremely secretive, but they’ve “done their f-ing best” to explain how a Washington bureaucratic insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world. An utterly transformed Bale pulls off the unthinkable, inviting the audience to actually cheer for Cheney as an earnest, striving underdog—and in the next scene hiss at his gleeful Richard III-style malice. Amy Adams gives Lady Macbeth a run for her money as Lynn Cheney, while Steve Carrell and Sam Rockwell lend comic support as Donald Rumsfeld and George W. Bush. Reveling in detail and cinematically playful, this ferocious Shakespearean satire pulls no punches with the humor—and horrors—of power-hungry politics.
Date & Time
April 5, 2019