Sunday, June 24, 2012

God Bless America screens tomorrow and the 27th & 28th at the Mayfair, all at 9pm. The film comes from writer / director Bobcat Goldthwait, who for some of a certain age remember as a member of the esteemed acting ensemble from the Police Academy franchise. He went on to act in numerous tv and movie projects, memorable for me in supporting roles in film projects such as Tapeheads and Scrooged.

Back in my frequent high school patronage of the Mayfair, I saw Bobcat's impressive cult hit of a directorial debut, the dark comedy Shakes the Clown. Following that, amongst other projects, he directed for the often hilarious Chappelle's Show and Important Things with Demetri Martin.

God Bless America isn't exactly what you would call a feel good tale that will inspire your faith in humanity. It will more than likely make you upset and feel anger towards most of our a darkly comic revengeful killing spree entertaining sort of way. You will learn a valuable lesson though, the over-all imminent crumbling destruction of our society is in fact all American Idol's fault.

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