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precarious since 1997 | by maryann johanson

10 years of Flick Filosopher: no matter how cynical you get, you can’t keep up

I love Bob Roberts… I wish it hadn’t been so darn prescient. From my review:

Down to the tiniest details, Bob Roberts is one withering political jab after another… but only if you’re sympathetic to Robbins’s liberal agenda. He’s unafraid to make Roberts every bit the fascist worthy of those fans, invoking religion at every turn to justify his own hypocritical, bordering-on-criminal behavior, snapping neat Nazi-esque waves, advocating, in song, stringing up “dirty hippie freaks” who do drugs, and spouting slogans like the simple “Pride,” by which he really means “Rich White European-American Pride.” (One of the best lines in the film is Roberts’s advice to a child: “Don’t do crack, it’s a ghetto drug.”)

review of Bob Roberts, posted 10.11.00

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