The Laundromat
First screened in November 2019
Director: Steven Soderbergh. Cast: Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, Jeffrey Wright, Nonzo Anozie, Jessica Allain, James Cromwell, Jane Morris, Jeff Michalski, David Schwimmer, Robert Patrick, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Miriam A. Hyman, Sharon Stone, Melissa Rauch, Cristela Alonzo, Brenda Zamora, Zandy Hartig, Frank Gallegos, Will Forte, Chris Parnell, G-Rod, Miracle Washington, Nikki-Amuka Bird, Larry Wilmore, Matthias Schoenaerts, Rosalind Chao, Kunjue Li, Jessie Wang, Lo Ming, AJ Meijer, Arsenio Castellanos, Lucy Morningstar. Screenplay: Scott Z. Burns (based on the book Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite by Jake Bernstein).

Twitter Capsule: Keeps toying with idea of global finance as absurd pantomime by tawdry players, but too disheveled and tacky to hit.

VOR:   For every moment it seems artfully dispersed, there are four or six that just feel disheveled. Unexpected absurdism is kinda bold, kinda folly.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

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