That a young filmmaker’s career was summarily crushed before he could even graduate school strengthens my own resolve to never set foot in a multiplex ever again.
If you want to save the Internet rather than hasten its demise, read this book. It’s important.
I’m talking, of course, about the 2010 British comedy, available for download now and currently being rolled out on (ugh) DVD-Video around the world.
While I don’t want to spoil its premise for you, ask yourself: “What’s the worst possible thing that could happen to a moderate Muslim with a son of marrying age?” — and then immediately follow up with: “No, worse than that…”
I won’t deny that DVD-Video was a saviour for home entertainment when it first came on the scene in the dying days of the last century, or that the PlayStation 2 was the perfect Trojan horse for widespread adoption of the format. I know. I was there.
But the days of DVD-Video have clearly come and gone…
Dear Facebook comedy friends: If you’re wondering why I’m not coming out to see your show, it’s because the bar has been set quite a bit higher — thanks to films like The Yes Men Fix the World.
Available for study (or your viewing pleasure) free of charge via BitTorrent and VODO, Yes Men represents no less than the 21st-century evolution of satire as I learned it at The Second City theatre here in Toronto some fifteen years ago…