The original “Borat” felt like comedy got the facelift we didn’t realize it needed.
Sacha Baron Cohen leveraged “Candid Camera” pranks with sly social commentary, delivering a smart bomb blast of laughter.
It’s lost little of its sting today.
Now, contrast that to “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” structured like a soggy retread of Stephen Colbert monologues from 2017.
Stormy Daniels! Republicans are racist! Trump put Mexican kids in cages! Yes, Cohen’s motivation this time ‘round is to attack all things Trump in the most shopworn ways possible.
Yawn. Comedians have been savaging Trump for four years, leaving behind little that’s hilarious or memorable. Now, the artist behind one of the most cutting edge comedies...Full review >>