The debut feature from musician and activist Boots Riley is one of the year’s funniest and most inventive films. A scattershot satire that hides its social commentary in plain sight, its tangents and digressions tackle issues of race, class, capitalism, identity politics, and workers’ rights in a way that would make Charlie Kaufman proud.
Cash (Lakeith Stanfield) starts a new job in a call centre, quickly climbing the corporate ladder after he adopts a ‘white voice’, and ultimately coming to the attention of the company CEO (Armie Hammer), who has sinister and outlandish plans for his workforce.
(Notes by Kevin Coyne.)
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