Friday June 5, 2020

Profiling the dark hand behind the Bush years

As played from beneath 60 added pounds of wobbling flesh by a transformed Christian Bale, Dick Cheney is a cartoon villain from his piggy eyes to his psychopath’s monotone

27th January, 2019
Amy Adams and Christian Bale as Lynne and Dick Cheney in Vice

If you haven’t got enough to be mad about, perhaps Vice, director Adam McKay’s grimly comic portrait of former US vice-president Dick Cheney, will tip you screaming over the edge. Not so much a hagiography as a scumbagiography, it will spoil nobody’s enjoyment of the picture to reveal that McKay is not a fan of his corpulent, amoral protagonist - the architect (according to Vice) of most of the horrors inflicted on the world in...

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