The Party's Over
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Madman. On shelves October 13.If he's done nothing else (apart from attempt to throw the...
Madman. On shelves October 13.
If he's done nothing else (apart from attempt to throw the entire world into a mess of war and disaster), President George W. Bush should at least be credited for inspiring more documentary filmmakers than any other American Commander In Chief. As the fires started by Fahrenheit 9/11 still sizzle and spark, and with the incendiary Outfoxed (about Rupert Murdoch's Fox Network's dodgy journalistic policies and its role in Bush's very suspect election) waiting in the wings, there hasn't been so much cinematic political unrest since the sixties. In this odd little curio, cult hero Philip Seymour Hoffman wanders around as the election campaign between George W. Bush and Al Gore rages and eventually grinds to its sick, criminal conclusion. Along the way, Hoffman talks to various political pundits (including the always rational and compelling Noam Chomsky, as well as famed lefties like Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon) and delivers a typically dry and amusing take on proceedings. Though not overly fiery, The Party's Over is still quietly powerful in its own way.