March 7, 2016

ALL COMEDY IS CONSERVATIVE:

'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' with Tina Fey is surprisingly sharp and funny (Kyle Smith, March 3, 2016, NY Post)

There aren't enough movies in which Tina Fey fires an AK-47 while grinning maniacally. "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" turns out to make excellent use of her established skills while revealing new ones: It's "30 Rock Me to the Casbah."

Episodic, loose and observational, "WTF" is more a magazine article than a movie -- it's based on a memoir by a war correspondent who spent several years in and around Kabul, Afghanistan -- but it's brilliantly told. It's funny, odd and endearing, as drenched with detail as Afghanistan is with craziness (typified by the Islamist fanatics who are seen "executing" old TV sets by shooting them).

Posted by at March 7, 2016 6:19 PM

  

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