Sorry to Bother You (2018)

Sorry to Bother You
Director: Boots Riley
Writer: Boots Riley
Cast: LaKeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Kate Berlant, Michael X. Sommers, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, Armie Hammer, Robert Longstreet, David Cross, Patton Oswalt, Lily James, Forest Whitaker, Rosario Dawson, W. Kamau Bell
Seen on: 4.8.2019

Plot:
Cassius (LaKeith Stanfield) lives with his girlfriend, the artist Detroit (Tessa Thompson), in his uncle Sergio’s (Terry Crews) garage. Money is tight and that doesn’t really change when Cassius starts a new job as a telemarketer. But success is just around the corner when Cassius discovers his white voice and uses it in his sales. At the same time though his co-worker Squeeze (Steve Yeun) is starting to raise concerns about the products they are selling.

Sorry to Bother You is a wild film, in the best sense: it takes you into entirely different directions and it has so much fun with exploring and experimenting, that it doesn’t matter in the slightest when things get a little messy. I was thoroughly charmed by pretty much everything about it.

The film poster showing LaKeith Stanfield with a bandaged head.
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The Catechism Cataclysm (2011)

The Catechism Cataclysm
Director: Todd Rohal
Writer: Todd Rohal
Cast: Steve Little, Robert Longstreet, Wally Dalton, Miki Ann Maddox, Koko Lanham, Rico A. Comic
Part of: /slash Filmfestival

Plot:
Father William (Steve Little) has a bit of a crisis of faith, so he takes a day off work to do something else and get his bearings a little bit. The only contact he still has outside of church, is Robbie (Robert Longstreet) – a guy William’s sister dated for a while in high school. William idolized Robbie very much. Robbie is a little bewildered by William’s contact, but agrees to go kayaking with him for a day. But when William’s bible falls into the toilet, things really go south for the both of them.

The Catechism Cataclysm is a weird film. That I absolutely loved. I can’t say I entirely understand it but it doesn’t really matter since it entertained the hell out of me (no pun intended).

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